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Effects of Anxiety, Stress, and Task Variables on Reaction Time1

Effects of Anxiety, Stress, and Task Variables on Reaction Time1 MANIFEST ANXIETY Anxiety and task complexity A rather large number of studies have recently been concerned with the relation between RT and scores on the Taylor ^-scale, a response-defined motivational variable The results present an extremely complicated picture Positive relations have been found in college students between speed of response and manifest anxiety m simple RT (40), and in TAT picture interpretations (2) But negative relations have been found in the AF Discrimination Reaction Time Test with Air Force trainees (13), and in Rorschach responses of psychiatric patients ' The experiments reported in the present paper were earned out as part of a project concerned with the influence of motivation on performance, under contract between the State University of Iowa and the Office of Naval Research They comprise Techmcal Reports Nos 3 and 4, OflSce of Naval Research Contract N9 onr-93802 The authors are indebted to Robert S Beecroft, Robert Czeh, Robert S Dvorin, Howard McFann, Neil Selden, and Charles D Spielberger for their aid in the collection and analysis of the data 2 I E. FARBER AND KENNETH W SPENGE (12) Enksen (7) has reported that the response latencies in choice RT of college students who obtained http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Personality Wiley

Effects of Anxiety, Stress, and Task Variables on Reaction Time1

Journal of Personality , Volume 25 (1) – Jan 1, 1956

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1956 Wiley Subscription Services
ISSN
0022-3506
eISSN
1467-6494
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-6494.1956.tb01284.x
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Abstract

MANIFEST ANXIETY Anxiety and task complexity A rather large number of studies have recently been concerned with the relation between RT and scores on the Taylor ^-scale, a response-defined motivational variable The results present an extremely complicated picture Positive relations have been found in college students between speed of response and manifest anxiety m simple RT (40), and in TAT picture interpretations (2) But negative relations have been found in the AF Discrimination Reaction Time Test with Air Force trainees (13), and in Rorschach responses of psychiatric patients ' The experiments reported in the present paper were earned out as part of a project concerned with the influence of motivation on performance, under contract between the State University of Iowa and the Office of Naval Research They comprise Techmcal Reports Nos 3 and 4, OflSce of Naval Research Contract N9 onr-93802 The authors are indebted to Robert S Beecroft, Robert Czeh, Robert S Dvorin, Howard McFann, Neil Selden, and Charles D Spielberger for their aid in the collection and analysis of the data 2 I E. FARBER AND KENNETH W SPENGE (12) Enksen (7) has reported that the response latencies in choice RT of college students who obtained

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Journal of PersonalityWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1956

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