|Anxiety Sensitivity and Retaliatory Aggressive Behavior in Research Volunteers
||An important focus of recent aggression research has been to identify personality variables that influence the expression of aggression. One such variable may be anxiety sensitivity (AS). Individuals high in AS fear unpleasant anxiety-related physiol...
|Associative and Phonological Priming Effects After Letter Search on the Prime
||Responses to target words typically are faster and more accurate after associatively
related primes (e.g., "orange-juice") than after unrelated primes (e.g., "gluejuice").
This priming effect has been used as an index of semantic activation, and
|Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Anxiety Sensitivity
||Anxiety sensitivity is a known precursor to panic attacks and panic disorder, and involves the misinterpretation of anxiety-related sensations. Aerobic exercise has been shown to reduce generalized anxiety, and may also reduce anxiety sensitivity thr...
|Evaluation of a Brief Aerobic Exercise Intervention for High Anxiety Sensitivity
||Anxiety sensitivity, or the belief that anxiety-related sensations can have negative consequences, has been shown to play an important role in the etiology and maintenance of panic disorder and other anxiety-related pathology. Aerobic exercise involv...
|Internet-Based Interventions for Traumatic Stress-Related Mental Health Problems: A Review and Suggestion for Future Research
||Exposure to potentially traumatic events is a common occurrence. Most individuals exposed to such an event are resilient or recover rapidly, although some individuals develop psychological problems that warrant treatment. However, a small percentage ...
|Is Perfectionism Categorical or Dimensional? A Taxometric Analysis
||Considerable debate exists within the perfectionism literature regarding whether perfectionism is most accurately conceptualized as a dimensional or categorical construct. Specifically, some researchers have viewed perfectionism as a continuous const...
|The Latent Structure of Anxiety Sensitivity—Revisited
||Anxiety sensitivity has been implicated as a risk factor for the development and maintenance
of panic and other anxiety disorders. Although researchers have generally assumed
that anxiety sensitivity is a dimensional, rather than categorical, varia...
|Latent Structure of Aversion: Taxometric Exploration
||Recent research has identified specific disorders that appear to be better characterized by the experience of aversion, rather than anxiety, which evolve from disgust-related affect. Three mathematically distinct taxometric procedures – MAXEIG, MAMBA...
|The Latent Structure of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Adolescents
||Debate has arisen over whether posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is most accurately conceptualized as representing a discrete clinical syndrome or an extreme reaction to traumatic life events. Recent taxometric research using predominately adult s...
|Phenomenon of Declining Anxiety Sensitivity Scores: A Controlled Investigation
||Background: Repeated administration of anxiety sensitivity measures can often
produce declining scores, even in ostensible control groups, which is a significant
concern for researchers. The reasons for these changes are as yet unknown, but
|Sexual Assault Disclosure in Relation to Adolescent Mental Health: Results From the National Survey of Adolescents
||Child sexual assault is a risk factor for a wide range of emotional and behavioral
problems. Little is known about mental health functioning in relation
to victims’ decisions to tell someone (or not) about their assault. This study
used data from ...
|Taxometric Investigation of PTSD: Data From Two Nationally Representative Samples
||Current psychiatric nosology depicts posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a discrete diagnostic category. However, only one study has examined the latent structure of PTSD, and this study suggested that PTSD may be more accurately conceptualized a...
|A Taxometric Study of the Latent Structure of Disgust Sensitivity: Converging Evidence for Dimensionality
||Disgust sensitivity has recently been implicated as a specific vulnerability factor for several anxiety-related disorders. However, it is not clear whether disgust sensitivity is a dimensional or categorical phenomenon. The present study examined the...