Behavior control over aversive events: does control that requires effort reduce anxiety and physiological arousal?

Abstract

Although it has been suggested that the ability to control (avoid) an aversive event will reduce arousal, it may be that the effort associated with exercising the control will offset the arousal reduction associated with avoidance. To determine whether the amount of effort required to control an aversive event influenced the amount of anxiety and… (More)

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