AROUSAL-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP

the relationship between cognitive or physiological arousal (or both) and achievement on cognitive or physical tasks. Researchers suggest that too much or too little arousal is detrimental to cognitive performance. Also known as the anxiety-performance relationship.

AROUSAL-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP: "The arousal-performance relationship refers to the idea that too much or too little arousal is detrimental to performance on most tasks."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AROUSAL-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/arousal-performance-relationship/ (accessed November 5, 2019).
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