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The Relationship of Anxiety and Stress With Working Memory Performance in a Large Non-depressed Sample

Julkaisun tekijät: Lukasik M, Waris O, Soveri A, Lehtonen M, Laine M

Kustantaja: Frontiers Media

Julkaisuvuosi: 2019

Journal: Frontiers in Psychology

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: Frontiers in Psychology

Volyymi: 10

Sivujen määrä: 9

ISSN: 1664-1078

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00004

Verkko-osoite: https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/publications/5a78f1da-a3ef-4e08-b14a-cb04688bf739


Clinical anxiety and acute stress caused by major life events have well-documented detrimental effects on cognitive processes, such as working memory (WM). However, less is known about the relationships of state anxiety or everyday stress with WM performance in non-clinical populations. We investigated the associations between these two factors and three WM composites (verbal WM, visuospatial WM, and n-back updating performance) in a large online sample of non-depressed US American adults. We found a trend for a negative association between WM performance and anxiety, but not with stress. Thus, WM performance appears rather robust against normal variation in anxiety and everyday stress.

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