341. Why We Choke Under Pressure (and How Not To)

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  • Sian beilock, from Berkeley, president of Barnard!
  • Choking: worse performance than you would expect from an individual given high stakes
  • High IQ, best focus will choke more. If you normally have lots of cognitive resources, pressure takes away more, and you are more prone to choke
  • Skilled people do things on autopilot. Pressure makes you think too much
  • Higher cognitive effort tasks are more conducive to choking
  • Put yourself in realistic pressure practice situations: people watch you, record yourself