Professor Beilock will speak on the topic of Learning and Performance in School: Attitudes, Anxiety, and Success under Stress.
About the speaker:
Sian L. Beilock, PhD (Michigan State University) is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Committee on Education at The University of Chicago. Her research program sits at the intersection of cognitive science and education. She explores the cognitive and neural substrates of skill learning as well as the mechanisms by which performance breaks down in high-stress or high-pressure situations. Dr. Beilock’s research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education (Institute of Education Sciences).
She is the author of Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To (2011).