Cognitive failures and stress.

Calgary Regional Health Authority, University of Calgary, Canada.
Psychological Reports (Impact Factor: 0.44). 07/1998; 82(3 Pt 2):1432-4. DOI: 10.2466/PR0.82.3.1432-1434
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ABSTRACT 138 healthy volunteers in four age groups completed the Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (Self and Other) as well as measures of attention, freedom from distractibility, daily stress, and trait-state anxiety. Self-reported and observed cognitive failures were strongly associated with stress and anxiety. Higher self-reported cognitive failure in one age group appeared tied to this finding. We discuss the usefulness of self-report of cognitive failures for neuropsychological practice.

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