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A motivational strategy aimed at heightening arousal. Pep talks are usually given prior to competition or during an interval in play. They are a characteristic feature of managerial talks to football teams before a game and at half-time. Exhortations to try harder may help some athletes to reach an optimal level of arousal, but may cause others to become overaroused.

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