Self-Consciousness, Self-presentation, and Performance Under Pressure: Who Chokes, and When?

@article{Heaton1991SelfConsciousnessSA,
  title={Self-Consciousness, Self-presentation, and Performance Under Pressure: Who Chokes, and When?},
  author={Alan W. Heaton and H. Sigall},
  journal={Journal of Applied Social Psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={21},
  pages={175-188}
}
Choking under pressure by persons low and high in self-consciousness was examined as a function of two sources of performance pressure: audience and performance feedback. Subjects competed with an alleged opponent on a psychomotor task while alone, before a supportive (same team) audience, or a nonsupportive (opposing team) audience. Before the critical trial, subjects learned that their team was either somewhat ahead of or somewhat behind the opposing team. Self-consciousness, audience, and… Expand
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