Effects of anxiety on inferential reasoning task performance.

@article{Darke1988EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of anxiety on inferential reasoning task performance.},
  author={Shane Darke},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={499-505}
}
  • Shane Darke
  • Published 1988 in Journal of personality and social psychology
Three experiments were conducted in which high anxiety and low anxiety subjects were required to construct inferences. In Experiment 1 there was no anxiety-related performance deficit when inferring a necessary anaphoric relation, a process argued to be automatic. Experiments 2 and 3 involved the verification of unnecessary inferences, a process argued to involve the utilization of the working memory system. In both Experiments 2 and 3 there was an anxiety-related performance deficit. The… CONTINUE READING

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