ERIC Number: ED080912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Reference Count: 0
Anxiety as Related to Thinking and Forgetting. What Research Says to the Teacher Series, Number 30.
Lighthall, Frederick F.
The purpose of this pamphlet is to increase teachers' comprehension of anxiety and its relation to children's thinking and forgetting, to their problem solving ability and their sense of competence. The pamphlet describes four parts of the anxiety experience: 1) the anxiety cue, the particular thought, memory, or sensation which precipitates the anxiety affect; 2) the anxiety affect, emotion somewhat like that experienced in fear, which is unpleasant and demands relief; 3) the primary anxiety reaction, a defensive or withdrawing move by the anxious person; and 4) the adaptive anxiety reaction, a self-concept or considerable courage to face fear. The pamphlet also examines stages in danger judgment, ways of reacting to danger, and the function of purposeful forgetting which becomes habitual when the danger is unavoidable and beyond mastery. The booklet concludes by providing teachers with cues for identifying anxiety in the classroom, and with specific strategies for helping the student to cope with that anxiety. (Author/LAA)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Arousal Patterns, Cognitive Processes, Educational Experience, Fear, Memory, Psychological Patterns, Responses, School Phobia, Teacher Role
National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. 20036 ($0.25, quantity discounts)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Association of Classroom Teachers.