40A – Anxiety & Performance: Planning vs Control, Motor Learning and Holistic Goals

News: A look at a few recent articles examining the effects of anxiety and pressure on performance and methods for counteracting these effects. Does pressure effect the planning or online control of movements? Could increasing anxiety in practice benefit motor learning? What are holistic goals and how can they reduce pressure effects?
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The interaction between practice and performance pressure on the planning and control of fast target directed movement
Perceptual-motor learning benefits from increased stress and anxiety
Anxiety and motor performance: More evidence for the effectiveness of holistic process goals as a solution to the process goal paradox

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