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Performance under pressure in skill tasks: An analysis of professional darts

Marius Ötting, Christian Deutscher, Sandra Schneemann, Roland Langrock, Sebastian Gehrmann and Hendrik Scholten

PLOS ONE, 2020, vol. 15, issue 2, 1-21

Abstract: Understanding and predicting how individuals perform in high-pressure situations is of importance in designing and managing workplaces. We investigate performance under pressure in professional darts as a near-ideal setting with no direct interaction between players and a high number of observations per subject. Analyzing almost one year of tournament data covering 32,274 dart throws, we find no evidence in favor of either choking or excelling under pressure.

Date: 2020
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