Sian Beilock

Cognitive Scientist


How to Become A: Psychologist , Writer

Bio

Watch Sian Beilock, Ph.D., Cognitive Scientist, Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, and author of "Choke", share how playing soccer as a girl sparked her interest in what factors cause us to soar or fail in high stress situations such as an athletic event, a big test, or public speaking. In her research lab, she brings in high profile athletes to study and also advise on improving performance under pressure. One thing she's learned is that we are not born with this ability - it's all about practice, hard work, and learning.

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