Reference Information for #Lrnchat – September 12 “Anxiety and Intention in Learning”

Here is some background reference material for tonight’s Lrnchat.  You won’t necessarily need to read this material to participate fully in the conversation.  However, we provide it here for you use as needed:

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The Yerkes–Dodson law is an empirical relationship between arousal and performance, originally developed by psychologists Robert M. Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson in 1908.[1] The law dictates that performance increases with physiological or mental arousal, but only up to a point. When levels of arousal become too high, performance decreases.

Yerkes–Dodson law. (2013, April 20). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:26, September 12, 2013, from