Ergopsychometric Testing

Predicting and Actualizing Optimum Performance under Load
  • Giselher Guttmann
Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


The question of human performance in stressful situations has long been of interest to psychologists, and the literature abounds with data stemming from carefully planned empirical investigations. However, the limited prognostic power of the findings has always been recognized. Wherever one tries to predict performance under stress, for example in sports, the discrepancy between experimental and real-life situations becomes obvious, and great caution must be exercised in the predictions of actual performance and in the endeavor to select promising talent on the basis of studies carried out in the laboratory.


Compensation Voltage Approach Motivation Load Situation Avoidance Motivation Successful Contestant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giselher Guttmann
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  1. 1.Psychologisches InstitutUniversität WienWienAustria

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