Psyched up: how the science of mental preparation can help you succeed

by  Daniel McGinn


The last few minutes before a major challenge can be terrifying. Ever wished you knew how to make sure you ace the make-or-break test, audition, or interview? Journalist Daniel McGinn dives into the latest psychological research and interviews athletes, soldiers, entertainers, and others who, despite years of practice and enviable track records, will ultimately be judged on their ability to deliver a solid performance when it's their turn to shine. McGinn separates th facts from the old wives' tales and shares new, research driven strategies for activating your talent, optimizing your emotions, and getting psyched up to take the spotlight. --

Table Of Contents

  • Fighting back against fight or flight
  • Why you don't need a pre-performance ritual
  • Don't just win one for the gipper
  • Creating a performance playlist
  • The keys to confidence
  • Harnessing anger and rivalry
  • The psych-up pill


Psychological aspects / Success / Motivation (Psychology)


Published London : Portfolio/Penguin, 2017
Language English
Material 261 p. ;
ISBN 9780241310526
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