Modeling with role playing as a treatment for test anxiety

James Malec, Terry Park, John T. Watkins

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Hypothesized that 21 test-anxious male undergraduates could learn to redirect their attention to the task, and away from the internal stimulation resulting from anxiety, through observation of a model succesfully coping with anxiety and through subsequent role playing of such behavior. Results indicate that the treatment was effective in modifying test anxiety, and that the treated Ss experienced success in relabeling their arousal and in redirecting this arousal to task-oriented behavior. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 1976


  • arousal redirection to task-oriented behavior, male college students
  • observation of model successfully coping with anxiety &
  • subsequent role playing, reduction of test anxiety &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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