CERTAINTY: GENERALITY AND RELATION TO MANIFEST ANXIETY.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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In the study two types of certainty, subjective and behavioral, and manifest anxiety were under investigation. Subjective certainty refers to the degree of conviction experienced consciously by any given S. Behavioral certainty refers to amount of information requested by Ss before making choices. The first objective was to study the generality of each type of certainty and the relationship between the types. The second objective was to study relationships between manifest anxiety and subjective and behavioral certainties. Anxiety and certainty are in some respects converse concepts and a measure of anxiety was expected to show inverse relations with measures of certainty. Author