19. Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure?

  1. Gershon Tenenbaum and
  2. Robert C. Eklund
  1. Sian L. Beilock and
  2. Rob Gray

Published Online: 5 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118270011.ch19

Handbook of Sport Psychology, Third Edition

Handbook of Sport Psychology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Beilock, S. L. and Gray, R. (2007) Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure?, in Handbook of Sport Psychology, Third Edition (eds G. Tenenbaum and R. C. Eklund), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118270011.ch19

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471738114

Online ISBN: 9781118270011

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Keywords:

  • athletes;
  • performance failure;
  • test-taking situations;
  • pressure;
  • anxiety

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Choking Under Pressure: What it is and What it is Not

  • How is Choking Under Pressure Studied?

  • Mechanisms of Choking Under Pressure

  • Individual Differences and Susceptibility to Pressure-Induced Failure

  • Alleviating Pressure-Induced Failure

  • Other Forms of Choking

  • Conclusion