Age differences in anxious responding: older and calmer, unless the trigger is physical.

@article{Teachman2009AgeDI,
  title={Age differences in anxious responding: older and calmer, unless the trigger is physical.},
  author={Bethany A. Teachman and Tynessa L Gordon},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={703-714}
}
The current study examines how the aging relevance of anxiety triggers, particularly those tied to physical threat, influences the expression of anxiety in older and younger adults. It was expected that older adults would exhibit less anxiety than younger adults in response to nonphysical triggers but that this age-related difference would diminish when faced with physical triggers. Anxiety responses were measured in older (N = 49, ages 60-85) and younger (N = 49, ages 17-34) adults in response… CONTINUE READING

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