Summary of Choke
What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To
Copyright © 2010 by Sian Beilock
Reprinted by permission of Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Why do some people choke under pressure? Learn how to stay cool under fire.
Psychology professor Sian Beilock answers many compelling questions, among them: Why do people choke, and what can you do to avoid choking under pressure? Beilock points out steps you can follow to hold up better in a pinch. Some are small and easy, others more complex and systemic. Though the author makes the same points – or the same sort of points, in different ways – her ideas apply to many fields. getAbstract recommends her book to athletes, salespeople, leaders, speakers, teachers and anyone who wants to perform well in the clutch.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why people choke under pressure
- What factors contribute to choking
- How you can avoid choking when the stakes are high
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