ERIC Number: ED172114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Expectancy and the Menstrual Cycle: Effects on Performance and Self-Perception.
Altenhaus, Amy L.
The impact of false information concerning the effect of the menstrual cycle on test performance and subjects' perception of the adequacy of that performance were investigated. Women (N=65) were studied either during the premenstrual or midcycle phase. Subjects were given one of three interpretations: (1) they should do well because of their present menstrual phase; (2) they should do poorly; or (3) some women do well, and some do poorly in their present phase. Results of the test performance indicated that bogus information about the menstrual phase influenced perception of performance, but not performance itself. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Menstrual Cycle
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