Anxiety, advice, and the ability to discern: feeling anxious motivates individuals to seek and use advice.

  title={Anxiety, advice, and the ability to discern: feeling anxious motivates individuals to seek and use advice.},
  author={Francesca Gino and Alison Wood Brooks and Maurice E. Schweitzer},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={102 3},
Across 8 experiments, the influence of anxiety on advice seeking and advice taking is described. Anxious individuals are found to be more likely to seek and rely on advice than are those in a neutral emotional state (Experiment 1), but this pattern of results does not generalize to other negatively valenced emotions (Experiment 2). The relationships between anxiety and advice seeking and anxiety and advice taking are mediated by self-confidence; anxiety lowers self-confidence, which increases… 

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