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Trends Cogn Sci. 2012 Aug;16(8):404-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2012.06.008. Epub 2012 Jul 9.

Math anxiety: who has it, why it develops, and how to guard against it.

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Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, 5848 S. University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA. erinmaloney@uchicago.edu

Abstract

Basic math skills are important for success in school and everyday life. Yet many people experience apprehension and fear when dealing with numerical information, termed math anxiety. Recently, researchers have started to probe the antecedents of math anxiety, revealing some surprising insights into its onset, risk factors, and remediation.

PMID:
22784928
DOI:
10.1016/j.tics.2012.06.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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