Stress can negatively impact performance. The negative impact can be modulated through cognitive appraisals. The two types of cognitive appraisals are how people perceive a situation and have different implications for how people experience difficult, potentially stressful tasks. A threat appraisal tends to elicit negative emotions, whereas a challenge appraisal tends to elicit positive emotions. Emotions elicited from a cognitive appraisal also affect attention and were hypothesized to have different performance implications for central versus peripheral aspects of the task.
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