When high-powered people fail: working memory and "choking under pressure" in math.

@article{Beilock2005WhenHP,
  title={When high-powered people fail: working memory and "choking under pressure" in math.},
  author={Sian L. Beilock and Thomas H. Carr},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={101-5}
}
We examined the relation between pressure-induced performance decrements, or "choking under pressure," in mathematical problem solving and individual differences in working memory capacity. In cognitively based academic skills such as math, pressure is thought to harm performance by reducing the working memory capacity available for skill execution. Results demonstrated that only individuals high in working memory capacity were harmed by performance pressure, and, furthermore, these skill… CONTINUE READING
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