What is the Yerkes–Dodson Law?
The Yerkes–Dodson Law (Yerkes & Dodson,1907) is true for tangible types of performance and also for many life areas such as understanding ourselves, relating to others.
The core idea is that our nervous systems have a Goldilocks zone of arousal. Too little, and you remain in the comfort zone, where boredom sets in. But too much, and you enter the ‘panic’ zone, which also stalls progress.