ERIC Number: ED070363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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The Application of Short-Term Video-Tape Therapy for the Treatment of Test Anxiety of College Students. Final Report.
Suinn, Richard M.
The purposes of the project were to demonstrate the use of desensitization therapy over a short term to treat test-taking anxiety, and to test the hypothesis that such short-term treatment is effective in dealing with anxiety in mathematics courses and thus enhances and facilitates learning in these courses. The research was designed to utilize desensitization therapy completed within less than 3 weeks to rely upon tape recorded treatment, and to accept for formal treatment students with test-taking or mathematic's tensions. All clients seen were screened through an interview, examined with objective measures before and after treatment, treated through audio tapes, and then recontacted for a follow-up interview at later intervals. The results showed significant improvements in test scores and performance in course work following desensitization therapy. Follow-up data indicated that the effects of the short-term therapy were maintained over several months. In addition, data also provided support for the efficacy of 2 new approaches in behavior therapy: accelerated massed desensitization and anxiety management training. (Author/AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Audiovisual Aids, Behavior Change, College Students, Desensitization, Mathematics, Mathematics Anxiety, Tests, Therapy
Rocky Mt. Behavioral Sciences Institute, P. O. Box 1066, Ft. Collins, Colorado
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.