Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Kenneth A. Blick
The present study attempted to examine the effects of anxiety on incidental learning of colors and shapes. The central task was the learning of six eve syllables with meaningfulness association values between 2.41 and 2.49. The incidental taslc was the learning of the color or shape that the syllable was printed on. The subjects were thirty-four male and female adolescents identified as learning disabled. The subjects were divided into three anxiety groups (high, medium and low) using Spielberger's State Trait Anxiety Inventory. The results· indicated that anxiety (state or trait) had no significant effect on incidental learning in adolescent subjects. The results may have been effected by the simplicity of the task.
Cabell, LaDonna Gail, "State-trait anxiety and incidental learning of shapes and colors in learning disabled adolescents" (1980). Master's Theses. 443.