How can psychology affect performance?

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Students learn about:

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.