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Link Between Anxiety and Performance

Link Between Anxiety and Performance

Link Between Anxiety and Performance

In 1907, Robert Yerkes and John Dodson conducted one of the first experiments that illuminated a link between anxiety and performance.

  • They saw that mice became more motivated to complete mazes when given electric shocks of increasing intensity – but only up to a point.
  • Above a certain threshold, they began to hide rather than perform.

Corresponding behavior has been seen in human beings.

  • This makes sense because in response to anxiety-provoking stimuli, the options are either fight (meet the challenge), flight (run away/hide), or freeze (become paralyzed).

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