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Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety Chapter 4
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Is Arousal the Same As Anxiety? Arousal is a blend of physiological and psychological activation, varying in intensity along a continuum. Anxiety is a negative emotional state with feelings of worry, nervousness, and apprehension associated with activation or arousal of the body.
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Anxiety “Anxiety” is a construct with three main dimensions - cognitive, somatic and behavioral Cognitive : worry and negative appraisal of self/future Somatic : rapid heart beat, increased perspiration, shortness of breath and other stress symptoms Behavioral : tension, agitation and restlessness Two main types - state anxiety (transient, situation- specific dread) and trait anxiety (general, enduring trait of apprehension)
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Relationship Between Trait and State Anxiety State anxiety refers to “right now” feelings that change from moment to moment. Trait anxiety is a personality disposition that is stable over time. High- versus low-trait-anxious people usually have more state anxiety in highly evaluative situations.
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Arousal Arousal” is a form of undifferentiated bodily energy or alertness which ranges on a continuum from low (in
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ESS 388 taught by Professor Gapin during the Spring '08 term at UNC Greensboro.

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Chapter_04 - Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety Chapter 4 Is...

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