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Is test anxiety a specific phobia?

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Test anxiety is a performance anxiety, a type of social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Test anxiety is not a specific phobia. With test anxiety, you have an extreme fear of taking tests due to your fear of embarrassing yourself, people making fun of you, people thinking you are stupid, or failing the test.

The following video explains how test anxiety develops, and how it can be overcome:

answered Dec 31, 2015 by drcarlo (294,430 points)