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Unit summary

In summary, over the last two weeks we have looked at different theoretical approaches for explaining the mechanisms for why performance may deteriorate in pressure situations across a range of environments. In particular in this unit, we discussed two mechanisms in detail: the Reinvestment Theory, where focusing our attention inward can negatively influence the performance of motor skills, and the Biopsychosocial Model of Challenge and Threat, which focused on how our outlook towards competition can directly influence our cardiovascular response and therefore our performance outcome.