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Who’s Afraid Of Math? Study Finds Some Genetic Factors, Ohio State University Study


3/19/2014 7:34:41 AM

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A new study of math anxiety shows how some people may be at greater risk to fear math not only because of negative experiences, but also because of genetic risks related to both general anxiety and math skills. The study, which examined how fraternal and identical twins differ on measures of math anxiety, provides a revised view on why some children – and adults – may develop a fear of math that makes it more difficult for them to solve math problems and succeed in school.

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