PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Derealization, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Specific Phobia

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Anxiety: unpleasant feeling of fear and apprehension with increased physiological arousal. In learning theory, it"s a drive that mediates between a threatening situation and avoidance behaviour. Anxiety can be assess by self report, by measuring physiological arousal and by observing overt behaviour. Cognitive ex: worries, fear of dying. Ex: a lion came thru a door, and thought oh that prof looks delicious. But there is a objective threat so he would not be diagnosed with anxiety disorder. Test anxiety: feeling of tension, apprehension, and worry in actual or anticipated testing situations. It involved physiological symptoms and cognitive [ex: worry] Sarason"s reactions to tests scale of 2 subscales tapping the physiological component [tension and bodily symptoms] and 2 subscales tapping the cognitive component [worry and test-irrelevant thinking] Test-irrelevant thinking: component of test anxiety involving an inability to concentrate due to mind-wandering. Anxiety people tend to be self-critical and have negative thoughts.

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