Test Anxiety. Presented by Lisa Korte Colorado State University. Anxiety is a natural response to threatening situation Form of the “fight-or-flight” response in body HR rises, BP rises, and Breathing rate rises With tests, primary “threat” is possibility of failure and/or loss of esteem.
Colorado State University
High levels of anxiety can interfere with ability to perform task at hand (i.e.: tests)
Most often defined as a situation-specific trait with emotionality and worry as major components.
Physical – headaches, nausea, diarrhea, sweating, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, and/or dry mouth.
Students with test anxiety are more likely to drink to reduce tension