Eating Characteristics and Temperament: General Measures and by Albert Mehrabian

By Albert Mehrabian

Temperament and consuming features: common Measures andInterrelationships offers a complete description of a number of the methods humans consume, and the way those person consuming kinds relate to character. Dr. Mehrabian introduces a brand new method of the research of consuming and provides cutting edge measures of consuming and private temperament. according to huge samples from basic populations, the examine calls recognition to the advanced interrelationship among elements of the character and consuming. common measures of temperament supply a foundation for evaluating the result of this crucial attempt with previous study on arousal, temperament, and emotions.

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One such attempt resulted in the concept of competence offered by White (1959). Among the tests used in the present study, achievement is most similar to competence, and both provide a way of describing a healthy, achieving personality as the opposite pole of an anxious, neurotic one. More precisely, in the present terminology, a relaxed temperament is the most direct opposite to an anxious one and is thus most likely to be associated with a sense of well-being and psychologic health. A relaxed temperament also provides the greatest amount of immunity to environmentally induced stress and its consequent effects on both psychologic and physical functioning.

Among the four well-adjusted groups, the relaxed temperament is most likely to be associated with physical and psychologic well-being.! , & O'Reilly, E. (1980). Analysis of personality measures in terms of basic dimensions of temperament. Journalo/Personality and Social Psychology, 38, 492-503. Adapted by permission of the publisher. Part II A Comprehensive Psychometric Analysis of Eating-Related Characteristics CHAPfER4 Relationships Among Obesity, Anorexia, and Personality Measures in the Literature Many attempts have been made to identify personality characteristics of obese and anorectic individuals.

22 2. Trait Arousability Subjects in Study 3 responded to the Mehrabian and Russell (1973) measure of arousal-seeking tendency. 01) between that scale and stimulus screening provided additional evidence of discriminant validity. Convergent Validity Data in Study 2 were used to obtain a total score for each subject on both the 137-item stimulus screening scale and on the final 40-item scale. 96 across subjects, thus showing that the contents retained in the final version are very much representative of the overall and theoretically based contents selected for the 137-item scale.

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