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Test AnxietySome students forget all that they have learned when they walk into a testing situation We call this test anxiety Psychologists explain test anxiety in several different ways depending on the philosophy of the psychologist who addresses the problem The following is an examination of how BF Skinner Sigmund Freud and Abraham Maslow would explain this disorder A cursory look into the philosophy of Sigmund Freud helps us understand the complex explanation he would provide to explain test anxiety Sigmund Freud the founder of psychoanalysis developed a theory of personality and psychotherapy that emphasized unconscious motives and conflicts within an individual He believed unconscious forces have more power over behavior than consciousness does Wade and Tavris 14 Freud believed that three major systems the id the ego and the superego makeup the structure of personality Human behavior is the result of how these three systems each separately having their own role and foundation relates to each other Freud 1905b 19201960 19231962 Conflict between these three systems results in a crisis or problem in coping with reality therefore an individual uses a defense mechanism methods used by the ego to prevent unconscious anxiety or threatening thoughts from entering consciousness Wade and Tavris 453 Freud believed that personality develops in five stages covering the first year of life into adulthood He called these stages psychosexual because he believed that psychological development depends on the changing expression of sexual energy in different parts of the body as the child matures Wade and Tavris 455 Freud would explain test anxiety in a complicated series of possible causes effects and results all within the unconscious mind He would begin his analysis by stating inappropriate personality development in the latency stage had occurred The latency stage occurs from around the age of five 5 to puberty in an individual this stage begins when an individual has started school and develops self-confidence Wade and Tavris 455-56 Freud would question
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