Definition of overarousal
- Anger-prone individuals are readily aroused and reactive, suggesting overarousal of the autonomic nervous system.
- —Richard J. Davidson
- This workshop presentation provides practical consideration of the scope and nature of Attention Deficit Disorder, which is characterized by children's impulsivity, emotional overarousal and other behaviors.
- —Irene Wood
- Being tantalizingly close to an unexpected victory can cause what sports psychologists call overarousal. The body produces excess adrenaline while restricting blood flow, tightening the muscles and depleting fine-motor skills.