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Validation of the italian translation of the affective neuroscience personality scales

By Lorenzo Pascazio, Stefano Bembich, Ilaria B Nardone, Cristina Vecchiet, Giuseppina Guarino and Andrea Clarici


Summary.-The theoretical perspective on affective neuroscience advanced by Panksepp, identified six basic innate affective systems: the SEEK, FEAR, ANGER, SADNESS, PLAY, and CARE systems. (3) It has been proposed that the fundamental elements of human personality and its variants may be based on the different expressions of these basic emotional systems and their combinations. A self-report inventory, the Affective Neuroscience Personality Scales (ANPS), has been devised with the aim of studying and evaluating personality from this perspective. This study reports data on the initial validation of ANPS Italian translation on a sample of 418 adult participants. Descriptive statistics for each scale were calculated, assessing also their internal consistency, as a measure of reliability and factorial validity. Acceptable internal consistency was found in all but one scale (SADNESS), and a second-order factor analysis identified a more general affective feature of personality hinging on relational characteristics, independent of the dimensions of general positive and negative affect

Topics: affective systems, affective neuroscience, human personality, personality scale
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.2466/08.09.PR0.116k13w4
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