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Personality correlates of variable moods

McConville, Christopher and Cooper, C (1999) Personality correlates of variable moods. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 26 (1). pp. 65-78. [Journal article]

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Attempts to explain the existence of individual differences in mood variability have generally focused on broad personality traits with varying success. The present efforts assess the validity of theoretical models that propose various combinations of extraversion and neuroticism as predictors of levels of mood change and an opposing model that presents psychotic type traits as the most likely to accompany variable moods. In the two studies reported here psychotic traits were the more prominent predictors of mood variability measured longitudinally, but a large portion of variance in mood variability remained unexplained by personality characteristics. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health, Education and Well-being
ID Code:1723
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:46
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 15:15

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