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ERIC Number: EJ239137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
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Behavioral Control over Aversive Events: Does Control That Requires Effort Reduce Anxiety and Psychological Arousal?
Salomon, Sheldon; And Others
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, v39 n4 p729-36 Oct 1980
Eighty-nine male undergraduates participated in a 3 (unavoidable threat, aviodable threat, no threat) X 2 (high-effort task performance, low-effort task performance) X 2 (anticipation period, performance period) factorial experiment. Among the results, exercising control over an aversive event decreased subjects' anxiety only when the control was easy to exercise. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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