ERIC Number: ED309362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
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The Next-In-Line Effect and Social Anxiety.
Omar, Adnan S.; Bond, Charles F., Jr.
Previous research has found that people are often so anxious about performing in public that they cannot recall what happened when they were next-in-line to perform. In the current research, 96 general psychology students at Texas Christian University, in four experimental groups of 24 subjects each, took turns reading words aloud. Later, they tried to recall the words, and then completed a social anxiety scale. Results showed that high- anxiety subjects could not recall the words read when they were next-in-line to perform, while low-anxiety subjects could. These results suggest that pre-performance anxiety impedes the encoding of on-going events. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association (35th, Houston, TX, April 13-15, 1989).