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Unique associations of reinforcement sensitivity theory dimensions with social interaction anxiety and social observation anxiety

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Ly, C and Gomez, R, Unique associations of reinforcement sensitivity theory dimensions with social interaction anxiety and social observation anxiety, Personality and Individual Differences, 60 pp. 20-24. ISSN 0191-8869 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.paid.2013.10.003

Abstract

The study examined the unique relationships of Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS), Fight-Flight-Freeze System (FFFS) and Behavioral Approach System (BAS), and Sensitivity to Punishment (SP) and Sensitivity to Reward (SR) with social interaction anxiety and social observation anxiety. A total of 200 adults completed the Behavioral Inhibition System/Behavioral Activation System scales, the Sensitivity to Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire, and questionnaires measuring social interaction anxiety and social observation anxiety. Multiple regression analyses revealed that both forms of social anxiety were associated with SP, BIS-Anxiety and BIS-Fear, and negatively with BAS-FS. The theoretical implications of the findings for reinforcement sensitivity theory are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:reinforcement sensitivity theory, social interaction anxiety, social observation anxiety
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Social and Community Psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Author:Ly, C (Miss Corina Ly)
ID Code:98365
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2015-02-12
Last Modified:2015-05-18
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