Stages of StressApplied to Academic      Testing
Stage 1: Alarm      (“Psyched Up” for a Test) Initial awareness of anxiety Physical Symptoms (including  “butterflies,” ...
Stage 2: Fear      Warning Signs! Take Action!   Feelings of fearful anxiety and/or frustration   Additional physical sy...
Stage 3: Full Blown             Test Anxiety Intense feelings of anxiety, frustration,  and hopelessness Additional phys...
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Stages of stress applied to academic testing

  1. 1. Stages of StressApplied to Academic Testing
  2. 2. Stage 1: Alarm (“Psyched Up” for a Test) Initial awareness of anxiety Physical Symptoms (including “butterflies,” increased perspiration, and dryness of mouth) Slight increase in ability to concentrate Slight increase in ability to think logically Slight increase in ability to recall memory
  3. 3. Stage 2: Fear Warning Signs! Take Action! Feelings of fearful anxiety and/or frustration Additional physical symptoms (including heart pounding, breathlessness, and muscular tension) Slight decrease in ability to concentrate Slight decrease in ability to recall memory Slight decrease in ability to think logicallyDEFINITELY manageable duringthe test
  4. 4. Stage 3: Full Blown Test Anxiety Intense feelings of anxiety, frustration, and hopelessness Additional physical symptoms (including muscle tremors, nausea, and faintness) Great decrease in ability to concentrate Great decrease in ability to think logically Great decrease in ability to recall memorySELDOM manageable during the test!
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