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Philip J. Corr on Drugs - Dictionary of Arguments

Corr I 364
Drugs/behavior/psychology/Corr: a more defensive person will perceive a threat of a fixed objective value as being more threatening (i.e., closer) than a less defensive person. Indeed, this hypothesis helps to explain the actions of drugs: they do not affect the intensity of a particular behaviour (e.g., avoidance); rather they affect ‘perceived distance’ (i.e., the magnitude of perceived threat), and thus they lead to different behaviours being shown (e.g., from avoidance to cautious approach).
Corr I 365
Behavior/Corr: This form of analysis counsels us not to focus on behaviour per se, but rather to view behaviour as a reflection of central states of emotion and motivation: as an overt, and measurable, indicator of internal states.
The important point is that the drug does not alter a specific risk assessment in any simple fashion, but leads to changes in behaviour that depend on the animal’s internal state (Blanchard and Blanchard 1990)(1). >Anxiety/Corr
, >Behavior/Corr, >Perception/Corr.

1. Blanchard, R. J. and Blanchard, D. C. 1990. An ethoexperimental analysis of defense, fear and anxiety, in N. McNaughton and G. Andrews (eds.), Anxiety, pp. 12–133. Dunedin: Otago University Press

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

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Corr I
Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009

Corr II
Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018

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