Accession Number:

ADA076933

Title:

Test Anxiety, Electromyographic Response to Stress and Reflective Gaze Preference.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Oct 77-Oct 79,

Corporate Author:

FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

One assumption underlying desensitization approaches to treating test anxiety is that test-anxious persons are, in fact, muscularly tense during stressful evaluative experiences. The present study investigated frontalis muscle tension of high and low test-anxious Ss during a stressful mental task. The two groups had similar fontralis tension levels, a finding which does not support the view that text anxiety is caused by physiological overarousal. In addition, data from another part of the experiment suggested that test-anxious individuals have a characteristic reflective gaze preferences which may be linked to dominance of the right cerebral hemisphere. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE