16A – Xmas Special: Bad Gifts, Slipping on Ice, The Problem with Fruit Cake

How do people regulate and modify their emotions (e.g., when pretending to like a bad gift)? Is this what is involved in choking under pressure? Why do people slip on ice – is our visual system letting us down, literally? Why does everybody hate fruit cake – a lesson in multisensory perception?
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Esteem threat, self-regulatory breakdown, and emotional distress as factors in self-defeating behavior
Temporal links to performing under pressure in international soccer penalty shootouts
Reappraising Threat: How to Optimize Performance Under Pressure
There’s No Prospective Information About Friction, or, Why I Fell Over on the Ice
A systems perspective of slip and fall accidents on icy and snowy surfaces
Why walkers slip: shine is not a reliable cue for slippery ground
On the psychological impact of food colour

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Reigning Sound – If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home
Mudhoney – Slipping Away
Rocketship Park – Cakes & Cookies
Rue Royale – Deck the Halls
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