Błazej Szymura, Agnieszka Waluszko, Dariusz Stachów



The experiment sought to prove that a more intense anxiety and neurotism interfere with elementary, attentive mechanism of selection of data and concentration. Using the paper of attention concentration, the watch Test by Moroń, Spielberger's anxiety questionnaire, and personality questionnaires NEO-FFI by McCrae and Costa Jr, 57 subjects have been examined, aged 20-30. The findings have allowed us to assume some hypotheses: both anxiety as a trait and anxiety as a state negatively, affect the mechanisms of selection attention. The subjects with a higher level of anxiety, while doing simple selective tasks, prefer the strategy of reactivity, making in general more mistakes and more false alarms in particular. Neurotism also negatively affects the functioning of attention. People with a higher level of neurotism prefer, however, the strategy of caution and make more mistakes in general and more omissions in particular. With a view to the cognitive correlates, anxiety and neurotism are therefore similar traits, but not equivalent.  


Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 11.03.2007, godz. 16:56 - Ewelina Soszyńska