Psicologia em Estudo
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CARMO, João dos Santos and SIMIONATO, Aline Morales. Reversion of mathematics anxiety: some data from literature. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp. 317-327. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722012000200015.
Mathematics anxiety is a phenomenon composed by negative emotional reactions in situations that require the use of mathematics knowledge. It is particularly present in school context, and is directly related to inadequate teaching experiences of that subject matter. The present article aims to convey an up to date panorama of the literature that leads specifically with a phenomenon known as mathematics anxiety. Initially, there will be exposed the definition and the main concepts related to the phenomenon as well as some studies about the reversion of mathematics anxiety. Finally, some implications to future researches and to the development of Brazilian programs to help individuals with mathematics anxiety are pointed out.
Keywords : Mathematics anxiety; aversive control; reversion of mathematics anxiety.