Author: Herbert H. Krauss Ph.D., Beatrice J. Krauss Ph.D.
Anxiety is introduced as a common emotion. Anxiety’s distressing affectual tone is often accompanied by disturbing thoughts, physical discomforts, and behaviors. Anxiety is considered a normal emotion that, when functioning appropriately, provides necessary information to the individual about the quality and adaptive efficiency of the individual’s transactions with the environment. To understand anxiety’s role in this process, a neuropsychological information-processing paradigm similar to that which has proven so powerful in explicating visual perception is