Anxiety, Processing Efficiency, and Cognitive Performance New Developments from Attentional Control Theory

@article{Derakshan2009AnxietyPE,
  title={Anxiety, Processing Efficiency, and Cognitive Performance New Developments from Attentional Control Theory},
  author={Nazanin Derakshan and Michael W. Eysenck},
  journal={European Psychologist},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={168-176}
}
  • Nazanin Derakshan, Michael W. Eysenck
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • European Psychologist
  • There have been many attempts to account theoretically for the effects of anxiety on cognitive performance. This article focuses on two theories based on insights from cognitive psychology. The more recent is the attentional control theory (Eysenck, Derakshan, Santos, & Calvo, 2007), which developed from the earlier processing efficiency theory (Eysenck & Calvo, 1992). Both theories assume there is a fundamental distinction between performance effectiveness (quality of performance) and… CONTINUE READING

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