Fear and anxiety as separable emotions: an investigation of the revised reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality.

@article{Perkins2007FearAA,
  title={Fear and anxiety as separable emotions: an investigation of the revised reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality.},
  author={Adam Perkins and Samantha E Kemp and Philip J. Corr},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={252-61}
}
The Gray and McNaughton (2000) theory draws on a wide range of animal data to hypothesize that the emotions of fear and anxiety are separable. The authors tested their hypothesis in two studies. The first study examined associations between scores on questionnaire measures of fear, anxiety, and neuroticism; correlational analysis revealed that fear and anxiety are not interchangeable constructs. The second study examined associations between scores on questionnaire measures of fear/anxiety and… CONTINUE READING
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