Sensation seeking and the aversive motivational system.

@article{Lissek2005SensationSA,
  title={Sensation seeking and the aversive motivational system.},
  author={Shmuel Lissek and Johanna M. P. Baas and Daniel S. Pine and Kaebah S Orme and Sharone Dvir and Emily M Geramita and Christian Grillon},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={396-407}
}
Sensation seeking (SS) has traditionally been viewed as a phenomenon of the appetitive motivational system. The limited SS research exploring contributions from the aversive motivational system reveals greater anxious reactivity to dangerous activities among low sensation seekers. The present study extends this line of work by comparing levels of fear and anxiety during anticipation of predictable and unpredictable aversive stimuli across high- and low-SS groups. Low sensation seekers displayed… CONTINUE READING

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