Gray's Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory as a framework for research on personality-psychopathology associations.

@article{Bijttebier2009GraysRS,
  title={Gray's Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory as a framework for research on personality-psychopathology associations.},
  author={Patricia Bijttebier and Ilse M E Beck and Laurence Claes and Walter Vandereycken},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={421-30}
}
Gray's Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST) presupposes individual differences in the sensitivity of basic brain systems that respond to punishing and reinforcing stimuli. These differences are thought to underlie the personality dimensions of anxiety and impulsivity, and to have relevance for psychopathology. The present article aims at reviewing RST-based research on personality-psychopathology associations. First, RST and its revisions are described and the link between RST systems and… CONTINUE READING

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