Emotion-based dispositions to rash action: positive and negative urgency.

  title={Emotion-based dispositions to rash action: positive and negative urgency.},
  author={Melissa A. Cyders and G. Michael Van Ty Smith},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={134 6},
Under heightened emotional states, individuals are more inclined to engage in ill-considered or rash actions than at other times. The authors present evidence for the existence of 2 related traits called positive and negative urgency. The traits refer to individual differences in the disposition to engage in rash action when experiencing extreme positive and negative affect, respectively. The authors provide evidence that these traits are distinct from other dispositions toward rash action and… CONTINUE READING
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