Following the success of her book Choke: The Secret to Performing Under Pressure, a look into the psychology behind why we often seem to perform the worst when the stakes are the highest, Sian Beilock announced plans to publish two new books — Gag: The Social and Cognitive Foundations of Disgust and Touch That Lil’ Dangly Thing That Swing in the Back of My Throat: a History of Strep Throat and the Modern Primary Care Physician, an exciting departure from Beilock’s cognitive science foundations.
Barnard students are excited about their President’s upcoming projects: “I wanna [copy of] Gag, I wanna [copy of] Choke, I wanna [copy of] Touch That Lil’ Dangly Thing That Swing in the Back of My Throat!” exclaimed Barnard student Emily Watt BC’23. On her work ethic, Sarah Evans BC’22 told the Fed, “She works so hard — as a president, as a scientist, and as an author. She’s truly a certified freak, grinding seven days a week.”
Gag is set to come out in late spring and Touch That Lil’ Dangly Thing That Swing in the Back of My Throat is set to come out in the fall of 2022.