Publications and Awards

Books

How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel (Simon & Schuster, 2015)

How The Body Knows Its Mind is about how our body and our surroundings affect how we think, learn, and behave. Simple actions can affect our ability to learn, perform and feel our best – we just have to know what they are.

 

Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal about Getting It Right When You Have To (Simon & Schuster, 2010)

Linking body and mind closer than ever before, Choke provides counterintuitive revelations about intelligence and performance. Packed with practical advice about ways to not choke in high-pressure situations, this book will have you succeeding brilliantly when it matters most.

 

Select Publications

Foley, A. E., Herts, J. B., Borgonovi, F., Guerriero, S., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (2017). Math Anxiety-Performance Link: A Global Phenomenon. Current Directions in Psychological Science 26:52-58.

Park, D., Schaeffer, M. W., Nolla, K., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (2017). How do generic statements impact performance? Evidence for entity beliefs. Developmental Science 20:e12396.

Park, D., Gunderson, E. A., Tsukayama, E., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L.  (2016). Young children’s motivational frameworks and math achievement: Relation to teacher-reported instructional practices, but not teacher theory of intelligence. Journal of Educational Psychology 108:300-313.

Berkowitz, T., Schaeffer, M. W., Rozek, C. S., Maloney, E. A., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (2016). Response to comment on "Math at home adds up to achievement in school."  Science 351:1161.

Ramirez, G., Chang, H., Maloney, E., Levine, S. C, Beilock, S. L. (2016). On the relationship between math anxiety and math achievement in early elementary school: The role of problem solving strategies. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 141:83–100.

Maloney, E. A., Converse, B. A., Gibbs, C. R., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (2015). Jump-starting early childhood education at home: Early learning, parent motivation, and public policy. Perspectives in Psychological Science 10:727-732.

Berkowitz, T., Schaeffer, M. W., Maloney, E., Peterson, L., Gregor, C., Levine, C. L., & Beilock, S. L. (2015). Math at home adds up to achievement in school. Science 350:196-198.

Maloney, E., Ramirez, G., Gunderson, E. A., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (2015). Intergenerational effects of parents’ math anxiety on children’s math achievement and anxiety. Psychological Science 26:1480-1488.

Maloney, E. A., Converse, B. A., Gibbs, C. R., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (2015). Jump-starting early childhood education at home: Early learning, parent motivation, and public policy. Perspectives in Psychological Science 10:727-732.

Park, D., Ramirez, G., & Beilock, S. L. (2014). The Role of Expressive Writing in Math Anxiety. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 20:103-111.

Lyons, I. M., & Beilock, S. L. (2013). Ordinality and the Nature of Symbolic Numbers. Journal of Neuroscience 33:17052–17061.

Maloney, E., & Beilock, S. L. (2012). Math anxiety: Who has it, why it develops, and how to guard against it. Trends in Cognitive Science 16:404-406.

Lyons, I. M., & Beilock, S. L. (2011). Mathematics anxiety: Separating the math from the anxiety. Cerebral Cortex 22:2102-2110.

Ramirez, G., & Beilock, S. L. (2011). Writing about testing worries boosts exam performance in the classroom. Science 331:211-213.

Beilock, S. L., Gunderson, L. A., Ramirez, G., & Levine, S. C. (2010). Female teachers’ math anxiety affects girls’ math achievement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107:1860-1863.

Beilock, S. L., Lyons, I. M., Mattarella-Micke, A., Nusbaum, H. C., & Small, S. L. (2008). Sports experience changes the neural processing of action language. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105:13269-13273.

Beilock, S. L., & Carr, T. H. (2005). When high-powered people fail: Working memory and “choking under pressure” in math. Psychological Science 16:101-105.

Beilock, S. L. & Carr, T. H. (2001). On the fragility of skilled performance: What governs choking under pressure? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 130:701-725.

 

Other Writing

Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (2016). A Small Dose of Bedtime Math Goes A Long Way. Brookings.

Beilock, S. L., & Willingham, D. T. (2014). Math Anxiety: Can Teachers Help Students Reduce It? American Educator.

Beilock, S. L. (2011). Back to school: Dealing with academic stress. APA Psychological Science Agenda. September, 2011.

Beilock, S. L. (2007). Closing the racial achievement gap. Scientific American.com.

 

Honors and Awards:

2017 – National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award

2015 – Pritzker Visiting Scientist-Engineer-Inventor, Francis Parker School

2014 – Elected fellow, American Psychological Association (Division 3)

2013 – University of Chicago “Outstanding Mentor,” Office of College Admissions

2013 – Elected to the National Academy of Kinesiology

2013 – Early Investigator Award, Society of Experimental Psychologists

2012 – Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Psychonomic Society

2011 – Robert L. Fantz Young Psychologists Award, American Psychological Foundation

2011 – Janet Taylor Spence Early Career Award, Association for Psychological Science

2011 – Elected fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS

2009 – American Psychological Association Science Leadership Conference

2009 – Elected charter fellow, Midwestern Psychological Association

2009 – Elected fellow, Association for Psychological Science

2008 – National Science Foundation CAREER Award

2008 – NASPSPA Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award

2007 – One of 25 “Women to Watch” by Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine

2005 – “Rising Star” across all academic disciplines, Chronicle of Higher Education

2005 – ISSP Young Scholar Award