Date on Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
Psychological and Brain Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Anxiety Sensitivity; Interoception; Gender differences in anxiety; Sensitivity; Interoceptive; Task performance; Anxiety; Sensitivity; Index and gender; Mindful interoceptive; Sampling task and gender; Schandry task and gender
This study examined whether males or females have higher anxiety sensitivity, and how this may affect performance on interoceptive tasks. Females in this study, reported significantly higher rates of anxiety sensitivity than males, as measured by the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 (Taylor et al., 2007). No significant gender differences were found on either of two interoceptive sensitivity tasks, the Schandry Heartbeat Detection task (Schandry, 1981) and the Mindfulness Interoceptive Sampling Task (Dreeben, 2012). Results of this study suggest that, although females have higher self-reported anxiety sensitivity than males, this does not appear to either enhance or hinder their performance on interoceptive awareness tasks.
Miller, Brittany Deanne, "The effects of gender on anxiety sensitivity in relation to interoceptive task performances : an exploratory study." (2013). College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses. Paper 96.