Teri L. White's scientific contributions

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J. A. Gray (1981, 1982) holds that 2 general motivational systems underlie behavior and affect: a behavioral inhibition system (BIS) and a behavioral activation system (BAS). Self-report scales to assess dispositional BIS and BAS sensitivities were created. Scale development (Study 1) and convergent and discriminant validity in the form of correlat...


... Scales. The BIS/BAS scales assess a person's sensitivity for behavioural inhibition and activation (Carver & White, 1994). BIS is thought to reflect an avoidance of aversive stimuli and is especially active in situations of goal conflict (e.g. when there are both signals of to approach and avoid). ...