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They are also less aware of stress factors and deny the role psychological factors play in the etiology of physical dysfunctions and are more susceptible to psychophysiological disorders as a result (Wickramasekera 1988). Absorption Absorption is a measure of personality marked by episodes of total attention and engagement of perceptual, imaginative, and ideational capacities (Tellegen and Atkinson 1974). Most widely assessed by the Tellegen Absorption Scale (Tellegen and Atkinson 1974), absorption is moderately correlated with a lower order factor of hypnotic ability.

Hypnotic ability/absorption, neuroticism, and repressive coping have mostly been overlooked in sport psychology despite the fact that research in behavioral medicine, especially studies of the High-Risk Model of Threat Perception (HRMTP), has established clear links between these measures and physiological reactivity, attention, and unconscious processes. The HRMTP addresses the effects that mind– body interactions have on physiology and health (Wickramasekera 1988). Central to this model is the hypothesis that hypnotic ability/ absorption, neuroticism, and repressive coping interact in the presence of the perception of threat, leading to changes in physiological reactivity and immune function as well as increases in a person’s susceptibility to experiencing somatic symptoms and illness.

Highs also have an unusual capacity for attention to and absorption in subjective events such as pain and fear (Tellegen and Atkinson 1974). This ability may be used to magnify their response to even minimal sensory and visceral stimuli (Wickramasekera 1988). This latter ability can also have an adaptive function when interacting with high positive affect. fm Page 26 Monday, June 7, 2004 4:53 PM CRITICAL MOMENTS DURING COMPETITION 3. Highs have the ability to voluntarily alter states of consciousness and memory functions (Evans 1977; Kihlstrom 1985).

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Critical Moments During Competition: A Mind-Body Model of Sport Performance When It Counts the Most by ROLAND A. CARLSTEDT

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