Journal article

Cognition-emotion interactions: patterns of change and implications for math problem solving

Kelly Trezise, Robert A Reeve

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2014

Abstract

Surprisingly little is known about whether relationships between cognitive and emotional states remain stable or change over time, or how different patterns of stability and/or change in the relationships affect problem solving abilities. Nevertheless, cross-sectional studies show that anxiety/worry may reduce working memory (WM) resources, and the ability to minimize the effects anxiety/worry is higher in individuals with greater WM capacity. To investigate the patterns of stability and/or change in cognition-emotion relations over time and their implications for problem solving, 126 14-year-olds' algebraic WM and worry levels were assessed twice in a single day before completing an algebra..

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