Choking under pressure: multiple routes to skill failure.

@article{DeCaro2011ChokingUP,
  title={Choking under pressure: multiple routes to skill failure.},
  author={Marci S DeCaro and R. Thomas and Neil B Albert and S. Beilock},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2011},
  volume={140 3},
  pages={
          390-406
        }
}
  • Marci S DeCaro, R. Thomas, +1 author S. Beilock
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. General
  • Poor performance in pressure-filled situations, or "choking under pressure," has largely been explained by two different classes of theories. Distraction theories propose that choking occurs because attention needed to perform the task at hand is coopted by task-irrelevant thoughts and worries. Explicit monitoring theories claim essentially the opposite-that pressure prompts individuals to attend closely to skill processes in a manner that disrupts execution. Although both mechanisms have been… CONTINUE READING
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