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Sports Psychology: Motivation, Anxiety and Arousal

Athletes often talk about being “in the zone” and getting an adrenaline rush when competing. Sports science is now discovering exactly what occurs in an athlete’s mind during a performance and how these processes can be improved. An ideal resource for senior secondary physical education viewers, this rich, insightful program includes a range of interviews with Olympic athletes, coaches and sports psychologists. We learn how athletes stay motivated, deal with pressure and their best methods for maintaining optimum arousal during competition. Fear is a basic human response but the way in which athletes now use it their advantage offers compelling viewing.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2012
Duration: 22 min
Printable Resources: Yes

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