state anxiety

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A temporary emotional condition characterized by apprehension, tension, and fear about a particular situation or activity. State anxiety is usually accompanied by physiological arousal and observable behavioural indicators, such as nervous fidgeting, licking the lips, and rubbing the palms of the hands on a shirt or trousers. However, the correlation between physiological and psychological measures of state anxiety are quite low and can produce conflicting results.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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