Test anxiety interventions might go a long way in helping kids

Interventions that teach kids how to cope with their test-anxiety might be go beyond handing stress before tests, new research suggests. Prevention Science, the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research, highlights new research conducted by Dr. Carl Weems of the University of New Orleans. In the study, a cognitive and behavioral intervention for students who were prone to test-anxiety and survived a major natural disaster produced secondary effects on their ability to manage anxiety and emotional problems outside of testing situations. This new research has caught attention worldwide from The Oman Daily Observer, India Zee News, Bangladesh news, The British Psychology Society,  and PsychCentral since it suggests promising avenues for the dissemination of evidence-based mental health prevention practices in school settings.

Danica Kugler