How can psychology affect performance?
Students learn about:
- Anxiety and arousal
- Psychological strategies to enhance motivation and manage anxiety
Students learn to:
- Evaluate performance scenarios to determine the appropriate forms of motivation, eg golf versus boxing
- Explain the difference between anxiety and arousal in terms of the effects on performance
- Research case studies of athletes from different sports and ascertain the nature of their motivation and the psychological strategies they employ.
Extract from PDHPE Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.