Sian Beilock

Cognitive Scientist

How to Become A: Psychologist , Writer


Watch Sian Beilock, Ph.D., currently President of Barnard College at Columbia University, Cognitive Scientist, Author, and Public Speaker. As the author of "Choke", she shares 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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