Anticipatory anxiety and risk perception

  title={Anticipatory anxiety and risk perception},
  author={Gillian M. Butler and Andrew M Mathews},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
This study tested the prediction that anxiety, arising from anticipation of a stressful examination (state anxiety), would be associated with an inflation of subjective risk in judgments of negative events related to oneself. The subjective probability of pleasant and unpleasant events was rated on two occasions, 1 month and 1 day before the examination date. Increases in anticipatory anxiety as the examination approached were associated with increased subjective risk of examination failure… CONTINUE READING

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