Anxiety and working memory capacity: A meta-analysis and narrative review.

  title={Anxiety and working memory capacity: A meta-analysis and narrative review.},
  author={Tim P. Moran},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={142 8},
Cognitive deficits are now widely recognized to be an important component of anxiety. In particular, anxiety is thought to restrict the capacity of working memory by competing with task-relevant processes. The evidence for this claim, however, has been mixed. Although some studies have found restricted working memory in anxiety, others have not. Within studies that have found impairments, there is little agreement regarding the boundary conditions of the anxiety/WMC association. The aim of this… CONTINUE READING
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