The Review of Anxiety and Working Memory
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- Test Anxiety; Social Anxiety; Working Memory; Relationship
Anxiety is a serious global problem at present. A moderate level of anxiety can help individuals perform more adaptively, but persistently high levels of anxiety would impair individual physical and mental health. As a result, it is crucial to pay attention to anxiety. There are numerous studies on the association between anxiety and working memory, however, there is no consensus on this issue. The goal of this paper is to provide a summary of the existing findings concerning the interaction between working memory and two kinds of anxiety (test anxiety and social anxiety). The results showed that: 1) anxiety positively or negatively affected working memory; 2) anxiety and working memory interacted and interfered with each other; 3) working memory and anxiety were unrelated. Since the etiology of anxiety symptoms is often unknown, most studies still need to understand the underlying mechanisms of anxiety. These findings are important for further understanding the effect of anxiety on working memory.
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TY - CONF AU - Kerong Huang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/11/29 TI - The Review of Anxiety and Working Memory BT - Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Sport Science, Education and Social Development (SSESD 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 61 EP - 67 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-13-8_8 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-13-8_8 ID - Huang2022 ER -