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3. Describe literature on anxiety, stress, and coping, including underlying processes, correlates,
According to the text, two behavioral systems, behavioral inhibition system, BIS, and
behavioral activation system, BAS, are tendencies closely linked with anxiety.
inhibition system expresses a tendency to withdraw from situations, is more attuned with negative
feedback, and has been linked with anxiety, and the anxious-prone individuals linked to the BIS
have a tendency to be more passive and avoidant, reflecting physiological sensitivity and an
awareness of all possible things that could go wrong.
Behavioral activation system, on the other
hand, expresses a tendency to approach a situation and is more attuned with positive feedback
and extroverts, and the extroverted individuals focus on seeking rewards and have a tendency to
be more impulsive and adventurous.
Consistent with the BIS and the BAS, personality
dispositions are related to each, with excitement by possibility of achieving a goal being linked
with the BAS, and caution and fear of failure being linked with the BIS and anxiety.
Regulatory Focus Theory, goal directed behavior is governed by two systems that are linked to
the concept of achievement pride, which suggests that once we believe that we have
accomplished our goals, we are more likely to go for more goals in the future.
promotion, is focused on obtaining rewards, and linked to the behavioral activation system, while
the other, prevention, is focused on vigilance, and linked with the behavioral inhibition system
Also linked with the BAS and BIS are the encodings that we make of our