My natural interest in psychology has been sharpened by a couple of decades becoming expert in performance psychology. As a test prep trainer, I grew to realize that SAT results were the result of a combination of conceptual and psychological mastery.
One of the more surprising elements was the imprint that the PSAT has on future performance. You might think that doing poorly would inspire students to work harder. Not so! Human nature leads to the avoidance of anxiety. Those who perform poorly on the PSAT become anxious about the SAT. For that reason, they avoid preparing adequately.
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