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The two general activation systems of affect: Structural findings, evolutionary considerations, and psychobiological evidence
D. Watson and A. Tellegen (1985) proposed a consensual structure of affect based on J. A. Russell's (1980) circumplex. The authors' review of the literature indicates that this 2-factor modelExpand
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Developmental cascades: linking academic achievement and externalizing and internalizing symptoms over 20 years.
A developmental cascade model linking competence and symptoms was tested in a study of a normative, urban school sample of 205 children (initially 8 to 12 years old). Internalizing and externalizingExpand
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Happiness Is a Stochastic Phenomenon
Happiness, or subjective well-being, was measured on a birth-record-based sample of several thousand middle-aged twins using the Well-Being (WB) scale of the Multidimensional PersonalityExpand
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Development and validation of a brief form of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire.
The Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ; A. Tellegen, 1982, in press) provides for a comprehensive analysis of personality at both the lower order trait and broader structural levels. ItsExpand
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The study of stress and competence in children: a building block for developmental psychopathology
Abstract This article discusses the building blocks for a developmental psychopathology, focusing on studies of risk, competence, and protective factors. The current Project Competence studies ofExpand
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Resources and resilience in the transition to adulthood: continuity and change.
Patterns of continuity and change in competence and resilience over the transition to adulthood were examined in relation to adversity and psychosocial resources, with a focus on adaptive resourcesExpand
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