Reinforcement Sensitivity and Social Anxiety in Combat Veterans.

  title={Reinforcement Sensitivity and Social Anxiety in Combat Veterans.},
  author={Nathan A Kimbrel and Eric C Meyer and Bryann B. DeBeer and John Darby Mitchell and Azure D Kimbrel and Rosemery O. Nelson-Gray and Sandra B Morissette},
  journal={Personality and individual differences},
OBJECTIVE The present study tested the hypothesis that low behavioral approach system (BAS) sensitivity is associated with social anxiety in combat veterans. METHOD Self-report measures of reinforcement sensitivity, combat exposure, social interaction anxiety, and social observation anxiety were administered to 197 Iraq/Afghanistan combat veterans. RESULTS As expected, combat exposure, behavioral inhibition system (BIS) sensitivity, and fight-flight-freeze system (FFFS) sensitivity were… CONTINUE READING

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