ERIC Number: EJ490132
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Frightening Information and Extraneous Arousal: Changing Cognitions and Behavior Regarding Nuclear War.
Allen, Bem P.
Journal of Social Psychology, v133 n4 p459-67 Aug 1993
Reports on a study of the physical effects of fear on 236 college-age students. Compares pulse rates and the ability to perform physical exercise while viewing a video on a nuclear war or a nonfrightening incident. Finds that fear was effective at moderate levels of arousal, but high levels of arousal eliminated or reversed the effects. (CFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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