STATE ANXIETY By N., Sam M.S. - 319 the anxiety in response to a specific situation perceived to be dangerous or threatening. Compare it with trait anxiety. STATE ANXIETY: "State anxiety can vary in intensity and can change over time." Related Psychology Terms Comparison of Assessment Tools DREAM-STATE (D-STATE, REM- STATE) OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams PERSONALITY TRAIT THEORY HEARING (AUDITION) SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) REACTION TIME (Response Latency) AVOIDANCE LEARNING Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "STATE ANXIETY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/state-anxiety/ (accessed September 29, 2022).