Anxious? Don’t Relax, Get Excited!






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Feeling anxious or nervous about something? Don’t try to calm yourself down – get psyched! Annie tells you about a new study that suggests that excitement over fear-inducing activities can make you better.

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Get Excited: Reappraising Pre-Performance Anxiety as Excitement
http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/xge-a0035325.pdf
“However, across several studies involving karaoke singing, public speaking, and math performance, I investigate an alternative strategy: reappraising anxiety as excitement.”

Exam anxiety may lead to better grades
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121011195239.htm
“anxiety only has a negative effect on test results if memory is also poor.. Furthermore if memory is good, increased anxiety is associated with attaining better marks.”
When does anxiety help or hinder cognitive test performance? The role of working memory capacity
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjop.12009/abstract;jsessionid=01190B0C381AAF30D8A62046FDEDC1F9.f01t03
“Cognitive interference theories suggest that high levels of trait anxiety predict adverse effects on the performance of cognitive tasks, particularly those that make high demands on cognitive resources.”

Math Anxiety Causes Trouble for Students as Early as First Grade
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120912125116.htm
“Many high-achieving students experience math anxiety at a young age — a problem that can follow them throughout their lives, new research at the University of Chicago shows.”

Math Anxiety, Working Memory, and Math Achievement in Early Elementary School

http://hpl.uchicago.edu/sites/hpl.uchicago.edu/files/uploads/Ramirez%20et%20al,%202013.pdf
“research establishing a connection between math anxiety and math achievement has generally been conducted with young adults, ignoring the emergence of math anxiety in young children.”

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