Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Jenni Redifer (Director), Sally Kuhlenschmidt, and Daniel McBride
Department of Psychology
Master of Arts
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.
Clinical Psychology | Communication | Psychiatry
Newquist, Amanda Nicole, "Texting and Its Impact on Post-Event Processing and Symptoms of Social Anxiety" (2018). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3055.