Extraversion and behavioral activation: integrating the components of approach.

  title={Extraversion and behavioral activation: integrating the components of approach.},
  author={Lena Catherine Quilty and Colin G. DeYoung and Jonathan M Oakman and Robert Michael Bagby},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  volume={96 1},
This investigation evaluates the structure and correlates of lower order traits related to approach, specifically, facets of extraversion and behavioral activation system (BAS) sensitivity. A 3-factor structure of approach was derived in community and clinical samples: assertiveness, enthusiasm, and sensation seeking. All factors were positively associated with Openness/Intellect scores. Enthusiasm and assertiveness were both negatively associated with Neuroticism scores, but were distinguished… CONTINUE READING
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