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Anxiety - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126574029, 9781483289212


1st Edition

Current Trends in Theory and Research

Editor: Charles D. Spielberger
eBook ISBN: 9781483289212
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1972
Page Count: 522
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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


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Charles D. Spielberger

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