Monitoring and blunting: validation of a questionnaire to assess styles of information seeking under threat.

@article{Miller1987MonitoringAB,
  title={Monitoring and blunting: validation of a questionnaire to assess styles of information seeking under threat.},
  author={Suzanne M. Miller},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1987},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={345-53}
}
Subjects were divided into information seekers (high monitors)/information avoiders (low monitors) and distractors (high blunters)/nondistractors (low blunters) on the basis of their scores on a self-report scale to measure coping styles, the Miller Behavioral Style Scale (MBSS). In Experiment 1, subjects were faced with a physically aversive event (the prospect of electric shock). High monitors and low blunters chose to seek out information about its nature and onset whereas low monitors and… CONTINUE READING
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