slashdot: Study Finds That Athletes Perform Better When Reminded of Their Impending Death

https://science.slashdot.org/story/16/11/02/2252218/study-finds-that-athletes-perform-better-when-reminded-of-their-impending-death

And some say coaches screaming and yelling at their players is not productive . . .

Excerpt:

The researchers behind the experiments hypothesize that the pep-talk tactic fits with the established “terror management theory,” which proposes that humans are motivated to seek self-esteem, meaning, and symbolic immortality — in this case becoming a famous athlete — in order to manage their fear of death.

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