Trait Anxieties

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This also links to the next theory which is anxiety. Anxiety disorder is the excessive or aroused state characterised by such feelings of apprehension, uncertainty or fear. There are two types of anxiety that are linked to sports performance. These are state and trait anxiety, a man called Spielberger came up with these different theories. State anxiety is where a unpleasant emotional arousal in the face of where something is threatening demands or danger. Where as trait anxiety is a individuals disposition to experience anxiety, even though some individuals are more anxious than others. Pat has a bit of both trait anxieties stated here as the threatening situation that he is facing is the coaches and the fact of not winning or letting the
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