Accession Number : AD0751582

Title :   The Effects of Stimulating State Epistemic Curiosity on State Anxiety and Performance in a Complex Computer-Assisted Learning Task.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Leherissey,Barbara L.

Report Date : 01 DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : The study sought to: investigate the hypothesis that stimulating state epistemic curiosity within a complex Computer-Assisted Instruction(CAI) task would reduce state anxiety and improve performance; assess further the reliability and validity of the State Epistemic Curiosity Scale (SECS; Leherissey, 197lb); and integrate the findings within the theoretical framework of the Optimal Degree of Arousal concept.

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, *ANXIETY), (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), MOTIVATION, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE