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Math Anxiety Affects Counting but Not Subitizing on an Enumeration Task

Poster Session II - Board: II-033
Friday, May 22, 2009, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yerba Buena 7

Erin A. Maloney
University of Waterloo, Canada

Evan F. Risko
University of British Columbia, Canada

Jonathan Fugelsang
University of Waterloo, Canada

Daniel Ansari
University of Western Ontario, Canada

The present experiment examined numerical processing in math anxious students. Participants performed an enumeration task. While math anxiety did not have an effect on subitizing (1-4 items) math anxious individuals performed worse in the counting range (5-9 items). The findings reveal deficient counting performance in individuals with mathematics anxiety.

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