Proposal On Choking Under Pressure

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Anastasiia Mikhailova
Master thesis proposal
All of us witnessed how football players during a penalty on important match might miss it dramatically, even though it does not seem to be a hard task for a sportsman who practiced football playing for years and it is his profession. This paradoxical situation is called choking under pressure; it is a description of lower result in performance of motor skill in situations of high pressure than expected. So why does that happen?
There are two main approaches to answer this question. First one is distraction theories, which suggest that choking under pressure in stressing situation is a result of distraction on irrelevant thoughts such as worries about the situation and outcomes (Beilock & Carr,
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