Abstract

This study examined task switching ability as a function of anxiety. Participants with mild anxiety switched between emotion and age classification among faces. There were few important results: (i) Individuals with anxiety categorized facial emotion faster than facial age (ii)There was a larger switch cost for age than the emotion categorization (iii) Anxiety was a significant predictor of task switch costs. We discussed why anxious individuals showed a deficit in cognitive control of facial attributes.

How to Cite
GUL, GLYN W. HUMPHREYS, Amara. The Relationship between Anxiety and Task Switching Ability. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], aug. 2014. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2358>. Date accessed: 16 dec. 2018.