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Perception/anxiety/defensive distance//Corr: Although we can equate defensive distance with real distance, it is more accurately seen as a perception; that is, an internal quantity that defines defensive reactions to a fixed unit of threat (i.e., magnitude x distance). This rather humble statement provides an immediate explanation for ‘neurosis’; that is, individual differences in the susceptibility to neurotic disorder. a more defensive person (for simplicity here, defined so as to cut across both fear and anxiety) will perceive a threat of a fixed objective value as being more threatening (i.e., closer) than a less defensive person. >Anxiety/Corr, >Drugs/Corr.
Philip J. Corr, „ The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality“, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Philip J. Corr
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009
Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018