Effects of concurrent negative feedback on performance of two motor tasks

Leigh F. Kieffer, Robert D. Tennyson

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The effects of stress on state anxiety and on HR of male high school Ss were investigated using two psychomotor tasks. In the Stress Condition, Ss received negative feedback about performance; Ss in the Nonstress Condition were given rest intervals. Ss in the two conditions showed similar pretask, p>.05, A-State and HR measures. However, during the tasks the groups showed differing regression lines. The Nonstress Group maintained the same A-State level across the tasks with increased HR occurring as a result of the motor task. The Stress Group increased in A-State and HR measures. The two groups were significantly different, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Motor Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1973


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