Genetic moderation of the association between regulatory focus and reward responsiveness: a proof-of-concept study

@inproceedings{Goetz2012GeneticMO,
  title={Genetic moderation of the association between regulatory focus and reward responsiveness: a proof-of-concept study},
  author={Elena Goetz and Ahmad R. Hariri and Diego A. Pizzagalli and Timothy J. Strauman},
  booktitle={Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders},
  year={2012}
}
Recent studies implicate individual differences in regulatory focus as contributing to self-regulatory dysfunction, particularly not responding to positive outcomes. How such individual differences emerge, however, is unclear. We conducted a proof-of-concept study to examine the moderating effects of genetically driven variation in dopamine signaling, a key modulator of neural reward circuits, on the association between regulatory focus and reward cue responsiveness. Healthy Caucasians (N=59… CONTINUE READING

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