SELECTIVE RECALL OF SELF-DESCRIPTIVE TRAITS BY SOCIALLY ANXIOUS AND NONANXIOUS FEMALES
Abstract:Self-schemas of 36 socially anxious and 38 nonanxious females were assessed. According to the schema-activation hypothesis, anxious subjects were predicted to recall more negative self-descriptive traits than would nonanxious subjects only when anticipating social interaction. Both socially anxious and nonanxious subjects rated more positive than negative traits as self-descriptive. Nonanxious subjects recalled more positive traits than did anxious subjects, and anxious subjects recalled more negative traits than did nonanxious subjects. The activation hypothesis received support in that socially anxious subjects recalled more negative traits than did nonanxious subjects when anticipating interaction but not when interaction was not anticipated. The effects of anticipating interaction and evaluation were discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1983-01-01
More about this publication?
- The Journal's core purpose is scientific communication in the disciplines of Social Psychology, Developmental and Personality Psychology
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Terms & Conditions
- Contact the Publisher
- Manuscript Guidelines
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites