Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Poster

Public Speaking Anxiety in College Students Is Common and Specific

Poster Session VII - Board: VII- 001
Saturday, May 28, 2011, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Columbia Hall

Yoshitaro Oba
Avila University

Marcia C. Smith Pasqualini
Avila University

We investigated public speaking anxiety (PSA) and generalized anxiety in college students using self-report measures. PSA was reportedly present in 60% of students. As predicted, PSA was positively correlated with generalized anxiety, yet this correlation was weak. Most students with generalized anxiety also had PSA, whereas most students with PSA did not have generalized anxiety.

 
Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Emotion

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