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Influence of Trait and State Anxiety on Visual Signal Detection

Title: Influence of Trait and State Anxiety on Visual Signal Detection .
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Name(s): Carbello, Destiny, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2019-05-02
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Anxiety pathology has been associated with hyperactivity and differences in perception of sensory stimuli. Anxiety may impact how well the perceiver can block out irrelevant or repeated stimuli, or respond when a target image is presented. Previous studies have focused on anxious individuals favor in detecting threatening stimuli. The current study looks to understand sensory events with the absence of a threat and the relation between visual signal detection, trait anxiety, and state anxiety. Typically, visual signals are detected when a stimulus is presented. However, individuals with anxiety pathology have shown a deficiency in their ability to accurately detect signals. Male and female undergraduate students will take part in a 3-stimuli oddball task, mood ratings, and experience an anxiety induction paradigm to tease apart these potential effects. Results showed the interaction of state and BIS on d’ was insignificant (F(1,21) = 2.682, p=.11). However, the interaction of state and BIS on d’ showed a medium, positive trend (r=.34) suggesting that subject higher on the BIS scale had an improvement on their visual signal detection. Additionally, the mean false alarm rate decreased pre (M = 5.65, SD = 8.13) to post (M = 3.47, SD = 3.86), suggesting that subject improved on ignoring distractors once induced with a state of anxiety.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556816751_434b005d (IID)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556816751_434b005d
Host Institution: FSU

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Carbello, D. (2019). Influence of Trait and State Anxiety on Visual Signal Detection . Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556816751_434b005d