Jamieson et al., 2010: Reappraising arousal as beneficial increased performance on math section of GRE up to three months later
Jamieson, J. P., Mendes, W. B., Blackstock, E., & Schmader, T. (2010). Turning the knots in your stomach into bows: Reappraising arousal improves performance on the GRE. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46(1), 208-212.Download PDF
Telling people preparing for the GRE that arousal “doesn’t hurt…and can actually help performance” improved scores on the math section of the GRE taken up to 3 months later.