Individuals lower in working memory capacity are particularly vulnerable to anxiety's disruptive effect on performance

  title={Individuals lower in working memory capacity are particularly vulnerable to anxiety's disruptive effect on performance},
  author={Dan R. Johnson and S. Gronlund},
  journal={Anxiety, Stress, \& Coping},
  pages={201 - 213}
Abstract Anxiety has a disruptive effect on performance in a number of domains. The purpose of this study was to determine whether individual differences in working memory (WM) capacity are related to an individual's susceptibility to anxiety's detrimental effect on performance. Fifty undergraduate students (28 females) were administered the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) (Spielberger, Gorsuch, Lushene, Vagg, & Jacobs, 1983) to measure trait anxiety and the automated operation span task… Expand
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