Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure?

Sian L. Beilock, Robert Gray

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

119 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sport Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780471738114
StatePublished - Jan 5 2012


  • Anxiety
  • Athletes
  • Performance failure
  • Pressure
  • Test-taking situations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Beilock, S. L., & Gray, R. (2012). Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure? In Handbook of Sport Psychology: Third Edition (pp. 425-444). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118270011.ch19