Relationship Between Arousal and Performance
Sport Specific Optimal Levels of Arousal
Yerkes-Dodson Law: If the task is complex, requiring
fine motor skill, the optimal level of arousal is low. If the
task is relatively simple, requiring gross motor skill, the optimal
level of arousal is high.
Athlete Specific Optimal Levels of Arousal
Williams, J.M., Landers, D.M., Boutcher, S.H., (1993).
Arousal-Performance Relationships, Applied Sport Psychology;
Personal Growth to Peak Performance, pgs 170-184, 2