Action, Emotion, and Personality: Emerging Conceptual Integration

  title={Action, Emotion, and Personality: Emerging Conceptual Integration},
  author={C. Carver and S. K. Sutton and M. Scheier},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={741 - 751}
  • C. Carver, S. K. Sutton, M. Scheier
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Several literatures converge on the idea that approach and positive affect related to goal pursuit are managed by one self-regulatory system and that avoidance (or withdrawal) and negative affect related to threats are managed by a second self-regulatory system. After briefly reviewing these literatures, the authors consider the relation of these themes to the broader domain of personality. In particular, they map individual differences in the responsivity of the approach system onto the… CONTINUE READING
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