Higher math anxious people have a lower need for cognition and are less reflective in their thinking.

  title={Higher math anxious people have a lower need for cognition and are less reflective in their thinking.},
  author={Erin A. Maloney and Fraulein Retanal},
  journal={Acta psychologica},

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