Monday, July 23, 2012

How Do You Choke Away the British Open? The Science of the Tight Collar | Wired Science |

The explanation for why English Premier League players can be good for their club and poor for their country (outside ability of the rest of the team).

Sport psychology: "“You can’t dictate your genes,” says Stone. “But among the many identities you have, you can choose which to operate from.” Tiger Woods, for instance, has clearly forged an identity that transcends the potential vulnerabilities of his multiracial makeup. You can wallow in your most negative identity — the slow one, the overthinker, the one who doesn’t care — or you can foreground another identity, the one who is ready, the one who knows what’s coming, the one who calmly attacks the problem."

With a solution

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