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Age group differences and longitudinal changes in approach-avoidance sensitivity: Findings from an 8-year longitudinal study

Windsor, Tim; Pearson, E L; Butterworth, Peter

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An increasing number of studies point to normative changes in personality occurring during adulthood. We examined age group differences and longitudinal changes in approach-avoidance sensitivities across adulthood using a population-based sample of younger, midlife, and older adults (N=7468) assessed on three occasions over an 8year interval. Younger adults reported higher approach sensitivity (assessed using BAS-Drive and BAS-Reward subscales) relative to midlife and older adults. Approach...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWindsor, Tim
dc.contributor.authorPearson, E L
dc.contributor.authorButterworth, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T21:56:20Z
dc.identifier.issn0092-6566
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/39380
dc.description.abstractAn increasing number of studies point to normative changes in personality occurring during adulthood. We examined age group differences and longitudinal changes in approach-avoidance sensitivities across adulthood using a population-based sample of younger, midlife, and older adults (N=7468) assessed on three occasions over an 8year interval. Younger adults reported higher approach sensitivity (assessed using BAS-Drive and BAS-Reward subscales) relative to midlife and older adults. Approach sensitivity tended to decline between Times 1 and 3 for all age groups. Cross-sectional age differences were not evident for avoidance sensitivity at Time 1 (assessed using the BIS); however there was evidence for different patterns of change in avoidance over time across the age groups. Results are discussed in the context of lifespan developmental perspectives on self-regulation of emotion and behaviour. © 2012.
dc.publisherAcademic Press
dc.sourceJournal of Research in Personality
dc.subjectKeywords: Approach-avoidance; Lifespan development; Self-regulation
dc.titleAge group differences and longitudinal changes in approach-avoidance sensitivity: Findings from an 8-year longitudinal study
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume46
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor111700 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
local.identifier.absfor170109 - Personality, Abilities and Assessment
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4056230xPUB176
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWindsor, Tim, Flinders University
local.contributor.affiliationPearson, E L, University of South Australia
local.contributor.affiliationButterworth, Peter, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage646
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage654
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jrp.2012.07.002
local.identifier.absseo920401 - Behaviour and Health
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:33:34Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84874972646
local.identifier.thomsonID000312626100002
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