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    Discuss the techniques that might be employed in order to maximize performance for both an individual whose arousal level is too high and one that it is too low. State the specific sport or task that would theoretically be under consideration, for example, a golfer who gets too excited for an imminent tournament.

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    To maximize performance for an individual whose arousal level is too high, one could foster a positive environment and instill a positive orientation to mistakes and losing. It is also helpful to coach an athlete in practice to recognize their strengths, and remind them of these strengths on race day. Frequent and sincere encouragement should be given. A positive productive orientation to mistakes and losing should be developed to help ...

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    This solution discusses the techniques used to improve an individual's performance based upon their arousal level. Examples are given based on specific sports.