Choking: Testing and Performing Well Under Pressure


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Have you ever choked on a big test? Have you ever done a bunch of practice tests and felt confident going into the SATs, ACTs, or a final, only to get far worse results on the actual exam? Have you ever missed a goal with a wide open net when the team was counting on you to put it in? Find out why and what you can do about it as Dr. Yo discusses the phenomenon of underperforming in high stakes situations with Dr. Sian Beilock, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at U Chicago and author of  Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To.


Topics include

  • The phenomenon of choking
  • Why does it happen?
  • Claude Steel: Negative Stereotype Vulnerability
  • What can you do about it?
  • Reaffirm self-worth
  • Map out your complexities
  • Write about worries
  • Meditate away worries
  • Think differently
  • Reinterpret reactions
  • Pause your choke
  • Educate the worries
  • The Obama Effect
  • Practice under pressure
  • Outsource your cognitive load
  • Organize what You Know



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