Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Test: Can You Compete Under Pressure?

After you undergo a series of repeated tests involving simple psychomotor skills, coached by short videos of olympic athlete Michael Johnson, further clever use is made of videos of him to give you feedback about your performance and the characteristics of your response to pressure. Try the test.

I can't believe that anyone could possible do better than my best: 56.1 seconds.

The test is part of what is intended to be the largest-ever study of the psychology of pressure: more details here.