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Item Description: January 1, 2013. Boosts confidence for anxious students. The training is found to reduce test anxiety, improve concentration, and increase test scores.
The training takes only one or two half hour sessions, and has produced an average half letter test gains in four consecutive research studies with anxious college students. The training itself uses stretch, tense, deep breath, release/relax, and suggestion sequences to curtail anxiety and improve your focus. You imagine a favorite activity, and recreate that sense of interest. By suggestion, you imagine being interested and challenged in a sequence of eight learning, review, and testing situations. The procedure thereby casts the intimidating situations as challenging ones, and you experience yourself staying focused and meeting the challenge. Ordinarily, it would be far-fetched to propose that a highly test anxious student could take pleasure in anything remotely connected to a test. And yet, in the special mental state created by here, students can and do imagine enjoying learning, organizing, and then showing their mastery on a test. And after you imagine being interested, it is a short step to feel that interest in the actual situations.
The benefits are surprisingly strong and reassuringly consistent. In four consecutive studies, a total of 40 freshman attained an average half a letter grade test gains. Benefits are more modest with younger students, while fifth and sixth graders have attained on average a quarter of a letter grade test gains. So far as we know, our confidence training is one of the strongest, fastest, and most easily presented anxiety-control methods available today. The CD training is completely automated, so you have nothing to memorize beforehand. Slip the CD into your player, press play, and follow the instructions. Everything is straightforward. We recommend listening to the training CD twice, and then again as you feel warranted. Benefits are expected to continue over several years, with only occasional reviews. The Training CD creates a more confident outlook, and you do not need to review the CD prior to each test. The protocol is marketed as Confidence Training and also as Tame Test Anxiety.
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Dr. D. has a gift for sorting through various options and selecting those that produce the stronger benefits. He completed his dissertation on test anxiety reduction in 1974, and has been involved in anxiety innovation since then. He constructed the 10 item Westside Test Anxiety Scale, which provides a quick screening for anxiety impairment. A Google search returns several thousand citations. Driscoll is Programs Director for the American Test Anxieties Association, and has been a media resource for the American Psychological Association
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Book Description Frontiers Press /Westside Publishing, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1626204578
Book Description Frontiers Press (Westside Publ, 2012. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111626204578