Refining the maths anxiety phenotype using cognitive, neuroscientific, and behavioural genetic approaches

Bloniewski, Tomasz. 2018. Refining the maths anxiety phenotype using cognitive, neuroscientific, and behavioural genetic approaches. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London [Thesis]

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Abstract or Description

Research on negative affect in academic performance accelerated in recent years. In particular, the construct of Maths Anxiety (MA) has received substantial attention in the last decade. The present thesis offers an interdisciplinary account on MA as it draws on research from many different domains. Part 1 of the present thesis concerns a comprehensive review of selected findings on MA. These findings range from the definitions of MA, through the aetiology, to the cognitive mechanisms involved in MA. Part 1 is designed to lead the reader into the psychophysiological investigations on MA. Part 2 presents two large experimental studies on the reliability of a new paradigm as well as investigation into altered anticipation and performance under MA. Part 3 presents a behavioural genetic account on the aetiology of MA and its overlap with selected aspects of cognition. The thesis end with a general discussion of the findings and limitations of the current thesis.

Item Type:

Thesis (Doctoral)

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.25602/GOLD.00024286

Additional Information:

An indefinite embargo applies to the full text, as the thesis contains preliminary results of an ongoing study which has an open-ended conclusion date.

Keywords:

Anxiety, cognition, ERPs, genetics

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Date:

31 July 2018

Item ID:

24286

Date Deposited:

12 Sep 2018 15:56

Last Modified:

14 Sep 2018 10:31

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/24286

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