Published this week an interesting article on how to beat exam stress with the power of your mind
but what does psychological research say about stress ?
Matthew Owens, Jim Stevenson, Julie A. Hadwin, Roger Norgate. When does anxiety help or hinder cognitive test performance? The role of working memory capacity. British Journal of Psychology, 2012; DOI: 10.1111/bjop.12009 found that in a study of 96 school students, anxiety only had a negative effect on test results if memory was also
poor.. On the contrary if memory was good, anxiety resulted in better results. .
However exam time does often lead to poor diets.
Perceived changes in food intake in response to stress: The role of conscientiousness.
O'Connor, Daryl B. ; O'Connor, Rory C. ; Stress and Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress, 2004, Vol.20 (5), p.279-292
These results suggest that when
faced with a stressful encounter,individuals who are perfectionists may be less well equipped to
cope and as a result start to eat more high
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On a more practical note Mind has shared 14 tips from students to beat exam stress
Student minds have a top 5
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