Current Trends in Theory and Research

1st Edition - January 28, 1972

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  • Editor: Charles D. Spielberger
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483289212

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Anxiety: Current Trends in Theory and Research, Volume II discusses the hostile state of inner turmoil called “anxiety”. This volume is divided into three parts. Part IV discusses the theoretical approach concerning emotion, nature of anxiety, and distinctions between anxiety and other fear-related emotions. The experimental approaches to test anxiety and interventions in relation to anxiety in school are elaborated in Part V. Part VI is devoted to summarizing the conceptual and methodological issues in anxiety research. Other topics include the variety of viewpoints on the nature of anxiety, models of psychophysiological disorders, analysis of anxiety as helplessness, and reducing the interfering effects of test anxiety. This publication is recommended for psychiatrists, psychologists, and researchers conducting anxiety research.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Contents of Volume I

    Part IV Stress, Cognition, and Anxiety

    Chapter 7. Emotion and Cognition: With Special Reference to Anxiety

    The General Theoretical Approach

    Anxiety as an Emotion

    Anxiety and Other Fear-Related Emotions

    Contrasts with Other Theoretical Positions

    Empirical Research

    Concluding Summary


    Comments on Drs. Lazarus and AverilFs Paper


    Chapter 8. The Nature of Anxiety with Emphasis upon Its Relationship to Expectancy

    A Variety of Viewpoints on the Nature of Anxiety

    The Nature of Arousal

    The Parameters of Arousal and Their Relationship to the Three Basic Sources of Anxiety

    Fear and Anxiety Defined

    Anxiety, Arousal, and Expectancy

    The Investigation of Anxiety and Expectancy Using a Simple Laboratory Paradigm

    A Study of Heart Rate and Skin Conductance as a Function of Experience and the Anticipated Intensity of Noxious Stimulation

    A Study of Changes in Autonomic and Cognitive Reactivity to Noxious Stimulation as a Function of Trials within and among Days

    A Study of the Effects upon Autonomic Reactivity of the Degree of Certainty That a Noxious Stimulus Will Be Presented



    Comments on Dr. Epstein's Paper

    Chapter 9. Cognition, Anxiety, and Psychophysiological Disorders

    Models of Psychophysiological Disorders

    States of Physiological or Structural Abnormalities in Which Psychological Processes Are a Major Determinant

    Physical Disorders with Psychogenic Overlay

    Summary and Implications


    Comments on Dr. Beck's Paper

    Chapter 10. Helplessness: Theory and Research in Anxiety

    Research in Anxiety

    Theory in Anxiety

    The Analysis of Anxiety as Helplessness


    Comments on Dr. Mandler's Paper


    Part V Test Anxiety and Anxious School Children

    Chapter 11. Experimental Approaches to Test Anxiety: Attention and the Uses of Information

    Test Anxiety and Personal Threat

    Reducing the Interfering Effects of Test Anxiety

    Experimental and Applied Aspects of Test Anxiety Research

    Test Anxiety and Juvenile Delinquency

    Directions for Further Inquiry


    Comments on Dr. Sarason's Paper

    Chapter 12. Interventions in Relation to Anxiety in School

    The Nature of Anxiety

    A Selective Review of Research on Anxiety

    A Model for Interventions in Relation to Anxiety

    Strategies for Intervening in Relation to Anxiety in Schools

    An Epilogue on Intervention Strategies


    Comments on Drs. Phillips, Martin, and Meyers' Paper

    Chapter 13. Anxiety, Intervention, and the Culture of the School

    An Example of Intervention and No Change

    Question-Asking Behavior

    Determining Implicit Assumptions and Ways of Thinking


    Part VI Summary

    Chapter 14. Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Anxiety Research

    State and Trait Anxiety

    Anxiety as an Emotional Process

    Summary and Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 522
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 28, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483289212

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Charles D. Spielberger

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