Study: Exam pressure impairs good students' short-term memory

12/21/2004 | NYTimes.com

A new study of math testing to be published in the February issue of Psychological Science found college students with stronger short-term memory skills were more adversely affected by exam pressure than students with lesser memory skills. Researchers suggested mediocre students could be using less mentally-taxing problem-solving techniques, such as estimating or guessing.

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