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| Published: June 25, 2020

Co-relation between anxiety and working memory among young adults

Tanya Singh

Student of BA+MA Clinical Psychology, semester – IX, Amity institute of psychology and allied sciences, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Anu Teotia

Assistant professor, Amity institute of psychology and allied sciences, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.061/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.061

ABSTRACT

Anxiety represents a core phenomenon around which various psychiatric theories have been organized. Anxiety involves feelings of apprehension about possible future danger accompanied by autonomic symptoms such as headache, perspiration, palpitations, tightness in the chest, restlessness whereas working memory is a that area of memory that temporary stores and manages data that’s needed to hold out complicated psychological feature tasks like learning, reasoning and comprehension. it’s concerned within the choice, initiation, and termination of data process functions like cryptography, storing and retrieving knowledge. Aim and background: the aim of this quantitative research was to study the relationship between anxiety and working memory among young adults, there was only one hypothesis that was, that there will be a significant relationship between anxiety and working memory among young adults. Methodology: For this purpose, the sample size of the study was 140 and the locale of the study was Delhi-NCR. The sample for the study was selected through convenience from the age group of 18-25 years. Since this wasn’t a gender specific study, the male to female ratio is mixed. State trait anxiety inventory (by Sanjay Vohra 2011) and the working memory questionnaire (by Vallat-Azouvi 2007) was administered on the sample. The findings were analysed by using mean and Pearson’s correlation. Results: Showed a significant relationship between anxiety and working memory among young adults.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.061/20200802

10.25215/0802.061

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020