sian-beilock

Keynote Speaker – Sian Beilock

En av verdens største eksperter på matteangst —professor og nevropsykolog dr. Sian Beilock ved University of Chicago er Keynote Speaker på MNT-konferansen 2017.

«Matteangst, og andre typer prestasjonsangst, er en angst som gjerne oppstår når vi skal vise oss frem innenfor et område der vi finner det ekstra viktig å prestere»

I boken «Choke» (2008) beskriver Beilock hvordan vi bedre kan mestre slike tilstander. «Redselen for å gjøre feil setter arbeidshukommelsen delvis ut av funksjon slik at vi ikke så lett kommer frem til gjennomtenkte konklusjoner.»

«Elever med matteangst utløser en hjernereaksjon som man normalt får når man forventer å bli utsatt for smerte»

«Helping students perform their best under stress»

From a neuroscientific perspective: What do we know about performing under stress that is relevant in an educational setting? Keywords: Learning environment, math anxiety, academic performance, choking due to stereotype threat in academia, possibility of more integration of physical activity in higher theoretical educational system.

Sian Beilock er forfatter av bøkene Choke (2008) og «How the Body Knows Its mind» (2015) og de vitenskapelige artiklene “Math performance in stressful situations” (2008), og  “ Mathematic Anxiety: Separating the Math from Anxiety”. Sistnevnte skrev hun i samarbeid med Ian Lyons i 2011.

Om Sian Beilock

Sian Beilock is a psychology professor at The University of Chicago and one of the world’s leading experts on the brain science behind “choking under pressure” and the many brain and body factors influencing all types of performance: from test-taking to public speaking to your golf swing.

Beilock received a B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego and PhDs in both Kinesiology (sport science) and Psychology from Michigan State University. Her research is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

Sian Beilock’s research is routinely covered in the media (e.g., CNN, New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal) and she was highlighted as one of four “Rising Stars” across all academic disciplines by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2005, chosen as one of twenty-five “Women to Watch” by Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine in 2007, and received an award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science in 2011.

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