- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Free Press (Sept. 21 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416596178
- ISBN-13: 978-1416596172
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 440 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #659,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To Hardcover – Sep 21 2010
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About the Author
Sian Beilock, a leading expert on cognitive science and the many factors influencing all types of performance, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. She received a BS in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego in 1997 and PhDs in both kinesiology and psychology from Michigan State University in 2003.See all Product description
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I also think the chapters in the book on procedurally-based tasks will be applicable to our nursing students who freeze during their early clinical experiences and our music students, during recitals: inserting an IV line properly or performing on stage is more like making a putt than like answering a question on a test.
The beauty of the book is that it not overly-technical, and so is completely accessible to lay people as well as professionals. I'll be recommending it to students.
It has great research and I could understand the sports analogies but I had a difficult time finding a solution to my problem which is why I purchased the book.
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