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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

J.A. Gray's Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST) of Personality
J.A. Gray's reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST) of personality

Jeffrey Gray's (1976, 1982) behavioural inhibition system (BIS) theory of anxiety has stood well the test of time. This theory of personality — which is now widely known as reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST) — has gradually evolved over the past 30 years, seeing its major revision in 2000 by Gray and McNaughton, and even further elaborations and refinements subsequently (McNaughton and Corr, 2004, 2008; Corr and McNaughton, 2008). However, recent data that have strengthened the general foundations of the neural basis of the theory have also forced significant modifications of, and additions to, its superstructure. These changes are not inconsequential; as such, predictions cannot now be based on prior knowledge ...

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