a phenomenon viewed in learning and motor tasks wherein people carry on imprecisely and gradually at the beginning of a session, even if accustomed to the job, but then move on rapidly to more proficient performance.

WARM-UP EFFECT: "When preparing to compete in a marathon, Cynthia often initially experiences the warm-up effect. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WARM-UP EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/warm-up-effect/ (accessed September 19, 2021).