Talented People and Stress: ChokIng From Memory Distraction | High Ability / Gifted | Gifted | Scoop.it

Does having a highly capable intellect ensure you will perform well all the time, and always do better in testing situations? Not according to some research.


“Highly accomplished people tend to heavily rely on their abundant supply of working memory and are therefore disadvantaged when challenged to solve difficult problems, such as mathematical ones, under pressure, according to research by Sian Beilock, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago.”