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The Role Of Trait Anxiety In Women

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Trait anxiety is a vulnerability that has contributed to anxiety in women. One study measured trait anxiety and decision-making of healthy men and women (DeVisser, 2010). In men in the low and high anxiety, groups displayed impaired decision-making compare to medium anxiety individuals. However, in women those with poor anxiety performed low. In the exploration phase of the study only men had anxiety affected decision-making but on the exploitation phase only the women had anxiety affected decision-making. In women, their decision-making was change at the level of cognitive control (DeVisser, 2010). This leads us to stress factors that might help shed light on why women are more subject to anxiety is

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