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Effects of rational-emotive therapy on psychophysiological and reported measures of test anxiety arousal.

Authors
  • Barabasz, A F
  • Barabasz, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical psychology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1981
Volume
37
Issue
3
Pages
511–514
Identifiers
PMID: 7263877
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Developed audio taped lectures, taped therapy session models, and homework assignments designed to reduce irrational beliefs associated with test anxiety within Ellis' rational-emotive therapy (RET) approach. The initial sample consisted of 148 university students. Comparisons with an attention placebo counseling program, which was established to be equally credible by a post-experiment inquiry and a no-treatment group found the RET Ss to show significantly lower skin conductance responses to a test anxiety visualization and lower reported anxiety on a questionnaire. However, skin conductance responses to an alternative test anxiety visualization did not show treatment effects.

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