23 listopad 2021 roku o godzinie 11.30, MSc Veronika Lubert wygłosi wykład: „Psychological Interventions for Performance Anxiety Management in Music, Dance, and Acting” dla pracowników i studentów Uniwersytetu Śląskiego.
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Veronika Lubert is a doctoral researcher and uni:docs fellow at the Institute of Occupational, Economic, and Social Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria. In her research, she investigates psychological interventions to enhance performance under pressure in the performing arts. Aiming to transfer the knowledge from sport psychology into the fields of music, dance, and acting, she focuses on interventions that have previously been shown to be beneficial for athletes. Specifically, she is interested in methods to prevent choking under pressure, such as pre-performance routines or goal-setting, and their underlying mechanisms in regard to attentional focus, performance anxiety, and self-efficacy. Holding degrees in both psychology and violin performance, she also works as a performance coach and performs as a violinist with different orchestras in Vienna
Psychological Interventions for Performance Anxiety Management in Music, Dance, and Acting Veronika
Lubert1 and Peter Gröpel2
1 Department of Occupational, Economic, and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
2 Department of Sport Science, Center for Sport Science and University Sports, University of Vienna
Musicians, dancers, and actors often face extraordinary expectations of flawless technique and superior artistic expressiveness, which can result in performance anxiety that can also be detrimental for performance. Recent intervention research in the performing arts has mostly been directed towards the prevention of anxiety, but ad-hoc interventions from sport psychology also offer strategies to manage heightened anxiety in a given moment, for example before an audition. In my experimental research together with sport psychologist Peter Gröpel, we investigated sport-psychological interventions designed to facilitate optimal attentional control for performing under pressure: a pre-performance routine (PPR), the left-hand dynamic handgrip as a specific PPR element, and goal-setting. Having applied these interventions for several weeks, artists with high trait performance anxiety reported increased self-efficacy regarding their ability to perform compared to those with low performance anxiety. In our recent mixed-methods study, ten selected artists received tailored interventions for performance under pressure. After a 12-week intervention period, they exhibited lower physiological arousal during performance and reported less performance anxiety, as well as higher self-efficacy and the belief that having strategies on hand to manage their anxiety will help them in their future artistic career. Our findings indicate that performing arts education can benefit from including psychological instruction and the transfer and adaptation of methods from sport psychology into other performance areas seems promising.