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Approach goals, behavioural activation and risk of hypomania.

Jones, Steven H. and Shams, Methab and Liversidge, Tom (2007) Approach goals, behavioural activation and risk of hypomania. Personality and Individual Differences, 43 (6). pp. 1366-1375.

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Abstract

This paper reports two studies concerned with approach/avoidance goals and behavioural risk of hypomania. Approach avoidance goals have been considered in relationship to psychopathology previously, but not with respect to hypomania. In study 1, 173 adults completed measures of hypomanic personality, approach/avoidance goals and cognitive style. Approach goals were significantly associated with behavioural risk of hypomania; there was no relationship with either avoidance goals or cognitive style. In study 2, 240 adults completed measures of hypomanic personality, approach/avoidance goals and behavioural activation/inhibition (as a measure of approach/avoidance temperament). Behavioural activation as indexed by BIS/BAS subscale scores on fun seeking and drive were significantly associated with hypomanic personality. There was no unique association with approach goals. Although, approach goals appear to be related to hypomanic personality this relationship disappears when measures of approach temperament are considered in the same analysis. Future research might consider idiographic assessment of goals and evaluation of these relationships in a clinical population.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Personality and Individual Differences
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bipolar disorder ; Appraisal ; Circadian rhythms ; Psychometrics
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 31897
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2010 16:57
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 15:33
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31897

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