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ERIC Number: ED141296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 35
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The Interaction Model of Anxiety: Some Possible Implications.
Endler, Norman S.
In this paper differing theories on behavioral psychology are examined as they relate to individual reactions to anxiety producing situations. The focus is on athletes and how personality traits and stress situations influence their behavior and performance. The basic question asked is "How do persons and situations interact in promoting or restricting behavior?". Personality traits of athletes were studied with particular emphasis upon their inclination toward anxiety reactions or their relatively stable attitudes reflecting a low-anxiety profile. Since athletic performance, although related to ability, is also affected by situational factors and motivational factors such as anxiety, it is important to determine how athletes perceive various situations, how this perception affects their anxiety level, and finally how the anxiety might affect performance. Further studies are suggested focusing on how anxiety can be reduced so that persons can function at a level that is closer to their maximum potential. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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