###### Asked in Psychology

Psychology

# What is Inverted U theory?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### January 15, 2013 10:29AM

**Dereck nutt**

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Yerkes and Dodson (1908) At low levels of arousal, performance
will be below par, the athlete is not psyched up. As arousal
increases so does performance, up to an optimal point. After this
point, further increases in arousal lead to declines in
performance. Each athlete has their own optimal level of arousal.
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