Changes of Slow Brain Potential Shifts Following Failure

  • Renate Haschke
  • Matthias Tennigkeit
  • Hans-Jörg Lehmann
  • Wolfgang Haschke
Part of the Brain Dynamics book series (BD)


The degree to which failure causes performance decrements or facilitates performance is of crucial practical importance. In this chapter we will report some neurophysiological data exploring the extent to which personality dispositions related to the ability of coping with failure are associated with specific slow brain potential shifts (SPS). We are specifically interested in achievement motivation (Heckhausen, 1989) and state orientation (Kuhl, 1983) as two reliable predictors of individual differences in coping styles.


Task Performance State Orientation Positive Shift Achievement Motivation Arithmetic Task 
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  • Renate Haschke
  • Matthias Tennigkeit
  • Hans-Jörg Lehmann
  • Wolfgang Haschke

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