Exploring the tripartite model of authenticity within Gray's approach and inhibition systems and Cloninger's bio-social model of personality

Diana G. Pinto, John Maltby, Alex M. Wood

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    Abstract

    We consider to what extent authenticity is related but distinct from Gray's (1982, 1985) behavioural inhibition/approach systems and Cloninger's psychobiological model (Cloninger, Svrakic, & Przybeck, 1993). Five-hundred and fifty-four adults (250 males, 304 females) completed measures of authenticity (Wood, Linley, Maltby, Baliousis, & Joseph, 2008), behavioural inhibition/activation (BIS/BAS, Carver & White, 1994) and Cloninger's temperament and character inventory (TCI-IPIP, Goldberg et al., 2006). Significant, small to moderate correlations are reported between authenticity and inhibitory and approach dimensions of Gray's and Cloninger's models. The directions of these relationships are consistent with Horney's (1945, 1951), and Maslow's (1954) descriptions of authenticity. However, dimensions of both Gray's and Cloninger's domains account for only a small 5.7-18% of the shared variance in authenticity, suggesting that authenticity is related but distinct from Gray's and Cloninger's personality dimensions. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)194-197
    Number of pages3
    JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
    Volume51
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

    Keywords

    • Approach
    • Authenticity
    • Avoidance
    • Inhibition
    • Persistence
    • Reward

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