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

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posted on 2023-05-18, 07:21 authored by Ly, C, Gomez, R
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.

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Publication title

Personality and Individual Differences

Volume

60

Pagination

20-24

ISSN

0191-8869

Department/School

School of Psychological Sciences

Publisher

Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd

Place of publication

The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, England, Ox5 1Gb

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

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