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ERIC Number: ED138889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Interactive Effects of Trait-Anxiety and Self-Pacing in Problem Solving.
Mayer, Richard E.
Ninety-two subjects solved a series of problems without enough time to finish and worked at a pace and in an order determined by the experimenter (Experimenter- Paced) or at their own pace and order under self-administered time deadlines (Self-Paced). Self-pacing resulted in superior performance on rote and poorer performance on cognitive problems relative to Experimenter-Paced groups. Self- pacing had no effect on low anxious subjects but increased performance for high anxious subjects, and high anxious subjects performed better on rote and poorer on cognitive problems relative to low anxious subjects. Practical and theoretical implication were discussed.(Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (Los Angeles, California, April 8-11, 1976); Best Copy Available.