sensation seeking

sensation seeking

a personality trait associated with a preference for high levels of sensory stimulation, often achieved by engaging in risk-taking behaviours and adopting non-conventional lifestyles.
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Prof Wilson, the founding Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University, added: "This is someone who comes across as having a personality disorder, he's impulsive and he's sensation seeking.
According to the model, the personality traits of boredom proneness, impulsiveness and sensation seeking, coupled with driving anger, would predict aggressive driving.
For example, people who used e-cigarettes only did not score high on rebelliousness and sensation seeking, compared with dual users.
In other words, people have different degrees of sensation seeking, whereby in certain people there is a significantly higher level of sensation seeking than certain other people.
Sensation-seeking is a personality trait reflecting the desire to pursue novel or intense experiences, even if risks are involved, and is measured using questionnaires, such as the Sensation Seeking Scale, version V (SSS-V).
Sensation-seeking was measured using the 4-item Brief Sensation Seeking Scale.
The researchers looked for impulsivity, hopelessness, anxiety sensitivity and sensation seeking.
Previous research has linked catastrophizing to low self-efficacy beliefs, poor pain coping skills, greater impulsivity and increased sensation seeking.
the Sexual Sensation Seeking Scale) are used as are well-established measures used in sexuality-related research that are associated with a broad range of sexual decision-making outcomes (including sexual risk taking).
Researchers also considered students' impulsiveness and sensation seeking, along with cell phone use while driving and simultaneous use of multiple media.
One concept in sexuality studies that has traditionally been studied as a negative, and even dangerous, trait is sexual sensation seeking (SSS).
Thus, we hypothesized that the relationship between sexual sensation seeking and the use of aggression to obtain unprotected sex would be mediated by the impersonal sex factor of number of sex partners.