Passive avoidance learning as a function of behavioral inhibition and activation among female inmates

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study examined the association between temperament and behavioral disinhibition among incarcerated females (N = 128) within a passive avoidance learning (PAL) paradigm. Participants completed measures of temperament dimensions associated with behavioral inhibition (BI) and behavioral activation (BA) as well as one of two PAL tasks. Task 1 allowed participants to reflect on their response feedback for up to 7 s, whereas Task 2 involved a fixed duration (3 s) of response feedback. For Caucasian participants, those high in both BA and BI committed more passive avoidance errors (PAEs) in Tasks 1 and 2, and reflected less on punishment feedback in Task 1 than other participant groups. For Task 1, reflection on punishment was negatively associated with PAEs. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gremore, TM; Chapman, AL; Farmer, RF

Published Date

  • October 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 925 - 936

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0191-8869

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.paid.2005.03.011

Citation Source

  • Scopus