Publication Date

Summer 2018

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Jenni Redifer (Director), Sally Kuhlenschmidt, and Daniel McBride

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how individuals with social anxiety perceive a social event after a texting conversation compared to a face-to-face conversation. This review is known as post-event processing. This study included 154 participants (89 males and 65 females). These participants were recruited through Amazon Mechanical Turk. Each participant was asked to imagine a social situation where they experienced a high level of anxiety. The results of the study showed evidence that the self-reported level of trait anxiety was positively correlated with the self-reported level of state anxiety. Self-reported level of trait anxiety was positively correlated with self-reported level of PEP in an individual. Additionally, self-reported level of state anxiety was positively correlated with self-reported level of PEP. Individuals who reported higher levels of trait anxiety reported lower levels of PEP in the texting conversation compared to the face-to-face conversation.

Disciplines

Clinical Psychology | Communication | Psychiatry

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