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1

Define arousal

A state of readiness

2

Name the 4 theories of arousal

Drive Theory (Hull)

Inverted ‘U’ Theory (Yerkes & Dodson)

Catastrophe Model (Hardey & Frazey)

Zone of optimal functioning

3

Drive Theory:

Explain relationship
Advantages/Disadvantages

Linear relationship between arousal and performance

Explains novices not performing well under pressure
Explains experienced athletes performing better under pressure

Not good for snooker players
Doesn’t include other factors (personality etc..)