- A dog who waited for his owner for 14 years.
- As a punishment for misbehavior, Thai cops have to wear pink Hello Kitty armbands.
- The day after US Air Flight 1549 landed safely within the Hudson, so many individuals performed the quantity 1549 within the lottery that some states shut their lotteries down out of worry that if the quantity hit, they might lose hundreds of thousands.
- Paul McCartney and John Lennon of The Beatles NEVER learned how to read music.
- At only 1 DEGREE above absolute zero, the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest place in the known universe.
The study, published in 2010, showed that simply expressing your worries on paper before taking a exam can relieve stress and help you achieve a better overall performance! This proved to be especially true for students who are especially anxious about taking tests.
Two laboratory and two randomized field experiments tested a psychological intervention designed to improve students’ scores on high-stakes tests and to increase our understanding of why pressure-filled exam situations undermine some students’ performance. They expected that sitting for an important exam leads to worries about the situation and its consequences that undermine test performance.
They tested whether having students write down their thoughts about an upcoming test could improve test performance. The intervention, a brief expressive writing assignment that occurred immediately before taking an important test, significantly improved students’ exam scores, especially for students habitually anxious about test taking. Simply writing about one’s worries before a high-stakes exam can boost test scores.
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