Managing Performance Stress: Models and Methods

Front Cover
Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Performing Arts - 256 pages
1 Review

Over the past 16 years, new theories and models have emerged in the stress and anxiety knowledge base regarding the unique forms associated with performance. Existing theories have been applied in creative and helpful ways to better explicate relationships between stress and anxiety with performance. Recently, more sophisticated statistical strategies have been applied to data collected with performers, and additional, safe and expedient strategies for managing stress and anxiety have surfaced. Despite these new advances, the field has been lacking an up-to-date and practical text for undergraduate and graduate students in performing or performance-mentoring programs.

Managing Performance Stress examines psychological and psychophysiological models and theories that explain causes of anxiety and stress. An easy-to-use reference work for athletes, musicians, dancers and actors as well as those who devise and conduct their training programs, the book presents exercises, coaching devices, and strategies for conquering stress and anxiety. It is an invaluable resource for those who are performers, will be performers, or who are preparing to mentor, coach or teach performers. The principles enunciated in Managing Performance Stress apply equally to the musician holding an oboe and the athlete holding a baseball bat. The issues explored and the theories, principles, models, hypotheses discussed all bear upon and clarify arousal, stress and anxiety related to artistic and sport performance, irrespective of its kind.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

ok

Contents

Chapter 1 WHAT IS STRESS?
1
DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
15
Chapter 3 SOURCES OF STRESS
29
Chapter 4 WHAT IS PERFORMANCE?
47
Chapter 5 SKILLED BEHAVIOR
67
Chapter 6 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE
83
Chapter 7 PERFORMANCE AND SELFPERCEPTIONS
97
Chapter 8 STRESS AS AN INHIBITOR OR ENHANCER OF PERFORMANCE
109
Chapter 10 COGNITION AND COGNITIVE STYLE
129
PLANNING AND UNDERSTANDING COGNITIVE STRATEGIES
141
Chapter 12 RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
163
Chapter 13 BIOFEEDBACK TRAINING CHEMICAL INTERVENTIONS AND NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
183
Chapter 14 EXERCISE
205
REFERENCES
221
Index
239
Back cover
257

Chapter 9 THE ASSESSMENT OF STRESS REACTIONS
117

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

David Pargman, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at Florida State University. Prior to his thirty-one years of service at FSU, he taught on the faculty at Boston University and the City College of New York. Dr. Pargman is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Association of Applied Psychology, the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, and a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also a Certified Sport Psychology Consultant, the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Pargman has taught, advised, or counseled hundreds of individuals in various performance domains.

Bibliographic information