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Susceptibility to positive and negative mood states: test of Eysenck’s, Gray’s and Newman’s theories

Gomez, Rapson; Cooper, Andrew and Gomez, Andre. 2000. Susceptibility to positive and negative mood states: test of Eysenck’s, Gray’s and Newman’s theories. Personality and Individual Differences, 29(2), pp. 351-365. ISSN 01918869 [Article]

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The study examined the relationships of extraversion and neuroticism with trait anxiety and impulsivity, and how extraversion and neuroticism, and impulsivity and anxiety are related to negative and positive mood states. Subjects completed questionnaires covering extraversion, neuroticism, anxiety and impulsivity, and were divided randomly into two mood induction groups: positive (N=50) and negative (N=48). The positive mood induction group was provided with money, progressively, during performance of a go/no-go task, while for the negative mood induction group, money was progressively withdrawn during task performance. Results showed that negative mood induction was predicted by neuroticism and extraversion×neuroticism, while positive mood induction was predicted by extraversion. Anxiety and impulsivity also predicted negative and positive mood induction, respectively. These findings are discussed in the context of Eysenck’s, Gray’s and Newman’s theories of personality and mood.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0191-8869(99)00198-1

Keywords:

Extraversion Neuroticism Impulsivity Anxiety Positive and negative moods

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
August 2000Published

Item ID:

5093

Date Deposited:

04 Mar 2011 09:19

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 14:16

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5093
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