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Choking Under Pressure

The University of Chicago, Chicago Women's Alliance

The University of Chicago Women's Business Group (UCWBG)

September 18, 2014: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sian Beilock, University of Chicago professor of psychology, shares with us what happens when we experience the dreaded performance anxiety.

Where

1st Floor Conference Room
333 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:

The meeting room is located on the first floor but check in at the reception desk first which is located to the left as you enter the building. There is a parking garage next door.

Event Details

Sian Beilock, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago, is an expert on the brain science behind "choking under pressure" and the many factors influencing all types of performance: from test-taking to public speaking to your golf swing. Dr. Beilock will share with us what happens in our brain and body when we experience the dreaded performance anxiety. And what are we doing differently when everything magically "clicks" into place? Her research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education and her work is routinely covered in the media. Dr. Beilock was highlighted as one of four "Rising Stars" across all academic disciplines by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Her first book, "Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To," was published in 2010.

Cost

$30/person; includes light buffet, beverages and program

Registration

Register Online

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Register By Phone: 773.702.4595

Deadline: 9/12/2014

Program

6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Registration

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Presentation and Q & A

7:30 PM-9:00 PM: Light buffet and beverages

Speaker Profiles

Sian Beilock (Speaker)
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago
http://sianbeilock.com/about.html

Sian Beilock is a psychology professor at The University of Chicago and one of the world's leading experts on the brain science behind "choking under pressure" and the many factors influencing all types of performance: from test-taking to public speaking to your golf swing.

Beilock received a B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego and PhDs in both Kinesiology (sport science) and Psychology from Michigan State University. Her research is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

Sian Beilock's research is routinely covered in the media (e.g., CNN, New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal) and she was highlighted as one of four "Rising Stars" across all academic disciplines by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2005 and chosen as one of twenty-five "Women to Watch" by Crain's Chicago Business Magazine in 2007.

Sian Beilock runs the Human Performance Lab (http://hpl.uchicago.edu/) at the University of Chicago.

Questions

Barbara Andrews 

773..727.3205

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