Abstract

The current thesis is The Use of Video Self-Modeling to Treat Public Speaking Anxiety by Alicia Kruger and is for partial fulfillment of a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota. The study was completed in May, 2013 and attempts to evaluate the effect of video self-modeling (VSM) on public speaking anxiety. VSM is a form of social learning where the individual serves as his own model for vicarious learning. The Personal Report of Confidence as a Speaker was administered to 101 psychology undergraduates to screen for public speaking anxiety. Eleven participants met inclusion criteria, and two elected to participate in the study. A multiple baseline across participants with generalization probes was implemented to study the use of VSM as a treatment for speech anxiety. Results indicate that VSM is not an effective treatment for public speaking anxiety because there were no robust changes in public speaking anxiety from baseline to treatment phase. The largest changes depicted in one participant utilized what may be a faulty direct observation system.

Advisor

Daniel Houlihan

First Committee Member

Jeffrey Buchanan

Second Committee Member

Jasper Hunt

Date of Degree

2013

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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