Fear in motor learning

Marta Zubiaur González

Alfonso Gutiérrez Santiago

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Zubiaur González, M., & Gutiérrez Santiago, A. (2003). Fear in motor learning. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 72, 21-26.



Fear is an emotion that frequently appears in motor-learning situations, whose consequences can be rather negative. This article analyses the different kinds of fear that may arise when performing specific motor tasks, as well as the possible factors that can cause it, both internal and external to the individual learner. Finally, a series of techniques or recommendations are proposed so that the teachers and trainers help learners to overcome their fear.

Keywords: Fear, Motor Learning.

ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: April 01, 2003