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ERIC Number: ED177200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Rationally Dealing with Test Anxiety.
Rogers, George W., Jr.
Test anxiety is a common problem manifested by many college students. The Testing and Psychological Services Center at Northern Kentucky University sees a number of such students each semester. The possible causes of test anxiety are frequently the illogical or unrealistic demands that some students place on themselves. The methods of treatment used at Northern Kentucky University include: academic contracting, enhancement of study skills, academic and vocational guidance, and systematic desensitization of anxiety. Particular emphasis is placed on the utilization of Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) for overcoming test anxiousness. RET emphasizes the interrelationships between our belief system and our emotions. (Eight irrational beliefs about testing are presented, followed by the rational arguments which may be used to challenge these beliefs.) (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A