Relationship between behavioral brain system activity and anxiety sensitivity with mediating role of personality traits

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Psychology, Azad University, Zahedan Branch

2 Department of University Psychology Free Zahedan unit


Anxiety as a part of modern human life is present in all people in the moderate level and is considered as an adaptive response to environmental stimuli. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the relationship between the activity of behavioral brain systems and anxiety sensitivity with the mediating role of personality traits.

Methods: The study population consists of all students of Zahedan universities in 1399. Among them, 371 students of different levels from associate to doctorate were selected by non-random sampling method and accessible (targeted). Finally, 3 questionnaires, five Jackson factors, Reese and Patterson Anxiety Sensitivity Questionnaire, Personality Traits Questionnaire: (NEO-FFI). They replied.

Results: The results showed that the behavioral activation system has no effect on anxiety sensitivity. There is also a significant negative relationship between the behavioral inhibition system and the system of war, escape and freezing and anxiety sensitivity. On the other hand, the findings showed that There are three components of the behavioral brain system relationship. And in the dimensions of openness of experience and conscience in the system of activation and behavioral restraint, there is a significant relationship. And in the system of war, escape and freezing, there is a significant relationship in all dimensions of personality traits.

Conclusion: The findings of the present study indicate that personality traits in all 5 dimensions and behavioral brain system in some components can be a predictor of anxiety sensitivity levels in individuals.


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