Friday, August 5, 2016

Choking under pressure: Why it happens and what you can do to avoid it.

What does this have to do politics? The election? Trump? The conservative brain? Nothing. It's just interesting science about why people will perform poorly under pressure in a variety of tasks and tests, including golf and math problems - and, in my own case, pickleball when my game falls apart.

And, it just so happens that the scientist doing that research is my fellow Cognitive Psychologist and friend, Sian Beilock of the University of Chicago. In addition to being a Professor of Psychology, Sian was appointed this year as Executive Vice Provost.

Check out the article at vox.com for a very readable review of Sian's research.

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