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Describe drive theory?

At low levels of arousal, performance is low and performance increases in line with an increase in arousal.


Definition of arousal in sports?

This is the stimulating of the senses before or during a sporting event which can have positive or negative effects on your sporting performance , This can be analysed by : Drive theory - This is linear and never reduces performance Inverted U theory - This states too much arousal reduces performance and it is a steady decrease Catastrophe theory - This is the same as inverted u theory but rather than steady drop it is a steep drop straight down but later does improve performance again.


Drive theory in physical education?

It indicates that there is a relationship between arousal and performance.


Is the drive theory and you theory the same?

If by which you mean the Inverted-U Theory then no they are not. The drive theory suggests the relationship between arousal and performance to be linear, suggesting that as arousal increases as does performance. This has been rejected by most phychologists and adopted the Inverted-U Hypothesis. The Inverted-U hypothesis suggests that though there is a link between arousal and performance it is not linear, more likely an upwards parabola, or an upside-down or 'inverted' U. This suggests that as arousal increases so does performance but only to an optimal point, after which it begins to deteriorate.


Inverted U theory?

Yerkes and Dodson (1908) At low levels of arousal, performance will be below par, the athlete is not psyched up. As arousal increases so does performance, up to an optimal point. After this point, further increases in arousal lead to declines in performance. Each athlete has their own optimal level of arousal. Optimal arousal is higher for more simple tasks and lower for more complex tasks. Problems with inverted 'U' Theory * Critics question if optimal arousal always occurs at the mid-point of the curve. * One curve does not explain the different optimal levels of arousal needed for simple and complex tasks.


What is the inverted U theory?

At low levels of arousal, performance will be below par, the athlete is not psyched up.As arousal increases so does performance, up to an optimal point.After this point, further increases in arousal lead to declines in performance.Each athlete has their own optimal level of arousal.Optimal arousal is higher for more simple tasks and lower for more complex tasks.


Which of these statements best desribes the arousal theory?

One statement that describes arousal theory is that it is inherited and does not have to be learned.


What is Donald Hebb's theory of optimal level of arousal?

Medium arousal is optimal for performance. Too much or too little arousal hampers performance.Optimal Levels: For easy tasks- at the higher end; For harder tasks- at the lower end (since too much arousal causes anxiety)


What is arousal hypothesis?

A very little has been accomplished towards developing different type of theory relating to human performance towards noise or illumination.


What are the Applications of excitation transfer theory?

Excitation theory is a misattribution of arousal.


How does Lazarus's cognitive-mediation theory differ from the Schachter-Singer cognitive arousal theory?

The appraisal of a situation comes before both the physical arousal and the experience of the emotion.


Which theory of emotion states both psychological arousal and emotion simultaneously?

cannon-bard theory

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