the test fear is a fear of the evaluation of the personal efficiency. Like each fear it is first ‚normal `. It is a special form of the social fear of evaluation.
Usually develops the test fear from negative Vorerfahrungen in a test situation or from narrations and out-arranged for “pictures” of such experiences. It develops in a self picture , few collateral from other ranges refers and writes (expected) the failures essentially to the own person too (Attribution). The individually different “emotional exciting barness” plays a large role with the development of the test fear.
a certain measure of fear can quite work in the examination achievement-increasing, in particular if the queried achievements are highly automated. The more complex the queried achievements, all the more trouble-prone by fear become them. To differentiate of it the effect on the test preparation is, which by test fear is often increased, but one steers frequently in wrong directions (detail reading mash instead of structuring, no relaxation occasionally). Thus the fear of and in the examination can be still energetisiert.
A test fear becomes in need of treatment, if it exerts substantial influence on the life organization of the person. In particular if the concerning is embarrassed already in the vicious circle ‚of the fear of the fear `, panic-like reactions threaten avoidance tendencies with escape - and. Often also a control loss or a Blackout is experienced or fantasiert. Thus it comes pretty often to school failure or study abort. The thereby caused damage is also of substantial economical importance.
To be treated the test fear can by learning relaxation techniques and the change of devaluing self instructions and conceptions into realistic and encouraging self instructions (self instruction trainings). A further starting point is the treatment of the cause writing up (Attribution) for success and failure and their personal meaning. University advisory service, school psychology and vocational guidance serve the estimate of the gift of humans with test fear. Independently of it good learning and work engineerings in the test preparation can provide for a relaxation.