What's the psychology behind choking under pressure?

How do we learn to overcome performance anxiety?
In: Health.Psychology Asked by: shshao May 01, 2008 - 75 Months Ago.  Viewed 2699 times



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If you really think that this moment is the most important moment in the world, yes you're going to worry.

There are many ways to overcome that thinking. Here are a few:

 * Everything is temporary. So this too will pass.

 * It could be worse. You're not being shot at with a gun.

 * Say what vietnam soldiers say: "It don't mean nuthin'"
Answered by: sherwin - 75 Months Ago.
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When you acquire confidence, you will no longer focus on yourself, and that frees you to focus on the task.

This recent article points to that theory:

http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/2007/12/psychology-of-choking-under-pressure.html

Answered by: Christine - 75 Months Ago.
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