Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study examines the effects of aerobic exercise, especially dyadic aerobic exercise, on levels of social anxiety. Investigated, also, is the extent to which dimensional moderators of social anxiety play an intermediary role in levels of social anxiety. The present study follows a between subjects, repeated measures, randomized control trial design. All experimental data was derived from self-report measures conducted prior to, during, and at the conclusion of a two-week aerobic exercise regimen. Data analysis was conducted via means comparisons, within subjects and between groups, on various metrics. Our results suggest a greater efficacy of dyadic aerobic exercise over both solitary aerobic exercise and a control condition for reducing levels of social anxiety. However, our study finds no significant data regarding dimensional moderators. Limitations and future implications of the study are further discussed.
Palmer, Dylan M.
"Dyadic Aerobic Exercise as Treatment for Social Anxiety: A Randomized Control Trial,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 29:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol29/iss1/6
Dept. of Psychology