Behavioral inhibition, behavioral activation, and affective responses to impending reward and punishment: The BIS/BAS Scales

@article{Carver1994BehavioralIB,
  title={Behavioral inhibition, behavioral activation, and affective responses to impending reward and punishment: The BIS/BAS Scales},
  author={C. Carver and T. White},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={67},
  pages={319-333}
}
  • C. Carver, T. White
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • J. A. Gray (1981, 1982) holds that 2 general motivational systems underlie behavior and affect: a behavioral inhibition system (BIS) and a behavioral activation system (BAS). Self-report scales to assess dispositional BIS and BAS sensitivities were created. Scale development (Study 1) and convergent and discriminant validity in the form of correlations with alternative measures are reported (Study 2). In Study 3, a situation in which Ss anticipated a punishment was created. Controlling for… CONTINUE READING
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