BIS and BAS interact with perceived parental affectionless control to predict personality disorder symptomatology.

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Journal Article

The objective of this study was to examine if and how two basic dimensions of temperament-behavioral inhibition system (BIS) and behavioral approach system (BAS) sensitivity-might interact with exposure to perceived parental affectionless control (AFC) to predict personality disorder (PD) symptomatology. Measures of BIS, BAS, AFC, and PD symptomatology were administered to a large nonclinical sample (n = 318). As predicted, exposure to AFC was positively associated with PD symptoms in general, BIS was positively associated with Cluster A and C symptoms, and BAS was positively associated with Cluster B symptoms. BIS and BAS were also found to interact with each other to predict Cluster B symptomatology. In addition, BIS, BAS, and maternal AFC interacted to predict Cluster A symptomatology. In the latter case, it was found that individuals who reported high BIS, high BAS, and high maternal AFC reported the highest overall level of Cluster A symptoms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kimbrel, NA; Mitchell, JT; Hundt, NE; Robertson, CD; Nelson-Gray, RO

Published Date

  • April 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 203 - 212

PubMed ID

  • 22486450

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22486450

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-2763

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1521/pedi.2012.26.2.203

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States