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dc.contributor.authorAB, Anneliese Spinks
dc.contributor.authorMealey, Linda
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:16:06Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:16:06Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.modified2009-12-15T03:16:22Z
dc.identifier.issn09382623
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27520
dc.description.abstractPopular theories in personality research argue for the existence of dimensions that underlie the behaviour, intentions and motives that comprise personality. A number of different research domains have implicated two of these dimensions to be of particular importance for gauging interpersonal aspects of personality. Cross-cultural research has shown that these two dimensions, Dominance / Passivity and Pro-Sociability / Anti-sociability, emerge through the analysis of natural language. The present study sought to investigate personality trait adjectives in relation to these two dimensions, arguing that adjectives that fall within a Dominant Anti-Social quadrant will have particular threat-related salience and cognitive biases. Three separate tests were conducted to assess the salience of threat to related personality adjectives with results indicating partial support for the hypothesis that natural language contains more words to describe threatening persons than positive or neutral persons.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherKonrad Lorenz Institut fur Evolutions- und Kognitionsforschung
dc.publisher.placeAustria
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.kli.ac.at/publications-a.html?stuff/journal/eandc
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2
dc.relation.ispartofpageto11
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEvolution and Cognition
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode380105
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode380102
dc.titleLinguistic biases for words representing threat?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSpinks, Anneliese B.


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