Ginny, 19 is studying hard for her final exams. She displays test anxiety every time she has an exam. She strongly believes that something wrong will happen and she will be unable to answer the questions asked. Her classmates keep trying to console her by telling her that she has studied hard the entire year and is a bright student and that she does not have any reason to fear the test.
- Find and review a research article (in a primary source scholarly journal) regarding test anxiety.
Answer the following questions:
- When students view an exam, an evaluation, or a test as a threat, how might they respond? What physiological changes might the individual experience?
- Based on your research on test anxiety explain how you would advise Ginny in reducing her test anxiety?