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Male Athletes More Likely to Choke Under Pressure?

In the world of sports I don’t think it is controversial to claim that men are often perceived as the “stronger sex”. In terms of absolute performance in – running faster, throwing/jumping longer etc. – that is of course mostly the case.

But when it comes to the mental side of things being born male is not necessarily an advantage, at least according to this new study:

 

Male athletes are far more likely to choke under pressure than their female counterparts, according to new research. The new study from researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) […]

“Our research showed that men consistently choke under competitive pressure, but with regard to women the results are mixed,” said Dr. Mosi Rosenboim of BGU’s Department of Management.

Reblogged 4 months ago from psychcentral.com

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