a condition wherein the degree of excitement, dedication, effort, and straight-forwardness and the appropriateness of attention and interest are aligned with the desired performance state.

OPTIMAL INTENSITY: "The therapist always looks for a way to satisfy both party's needs in couples therapy by approaching optimal intensity."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPTIMAL INTENSITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/optimal-intensity/ (accessed June 4, 2020).