1st Edition

Anxiety, Learning, and Instruction

    First published in 1977. Each of the authors independently initiated research to find ways of reducing the undesirable effects of anxiety 1 on intellectual performance. The aim of this book is to summarize the research and ideas that have emerged from these programs. It is both a progress report on the approaches we have developed for reducing anxiety or its undesirable effects, and a means of sharing our insights concerning better ways of accomplishing these goals in the future.

    Part 1 Introduction; Chapter 1 Overview and Critique, Wilbert J. McKeachie; Chapter 2 Development of the Concept of Anxiety; Chapter 3 How Shall Anxiety Be Defined?; Chapter 4 A Paradigm for Research on Treatments Designed to Modify Anxiety or its Effects; Part 2 ANXIETY-TREATMENT INTERACTIONS; Chapter 5 Anxiety and Instructional Methods: An Introduction; Chapter 6 Anxiety-Treatment Interactions: A Review of Research; Part 3 ANXIETY AND COMPUTER-BASED INSTRUCTION; Chapter 7 Computer-Based Research on Anxiety and Learning: An Overview and Critique, Charles D. Spielberger; Chapter 8 Anxiety and Learning in Computer-Based Learning Environments: An Overview; Chapter 9 Reduction of State Anxiety Via Instructional Design in Computer-Based Learning Environments; Chapter 10 Development and Evaluation of an Automated Test-Anxiety-Reduction Program for a Computer-Based Learning Environment; Chapter 11 State Anxiety and Performance in Computer-Based Learning Environments; Part 4 A MODEL FOR EXAMINING INTERACTION EFFECTS OF ANXIETY AND INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES ON PERFORMANCE; Chapter 12 A Model for Research on the Effect of Anxiety on Instruction; References; Author Index; Subject Index;


    Joan E. Sieber California State University, Hayward. Harold F. O'Neil, Jr. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Sigmund Tobias City University of New York