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A Serbian version of the ANPS and its link to the five-factor model of personality

Christian Montag / Kenneth L. Davis / Ljiljana B. Lazarevic
  • Institute of Psychology and Laboratory for Research of Individual Differences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
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/ Goran Knezevic
  • Department of Psychology and Laboratory for Research of Individual Differences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
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Published Online: 2019-08-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/psych-2018-0019


This short communication presents a Serbian version of the Affective Neuroscience Personality Scales (ANPS). The ANPS is a self-report measure assessing individual differences in primary emotional systems as derived from Jaak Panksepp’s Affective Neuroscience Theory. As a recent work by Montag & Panksepp (2017a) confirmed the original demonstration of strong associations between primary emotions and the Five-Factor Model of Personality (Davis et al., 2003) across different cultures (USA, Germany, China), we replicated these findings in a Serbian sample. Moreover, following the idea of a recent commentary of Di Domencio & Ryan (2017) on Montag & Panksepp’s (2017a), we present for the first time detailed associations between Five-Factor Model facets as assessed with the NEO-PI-R and primary emotions.

Keywords: Affective Neuroscience Theory; Serbian Affective Neuroscience Personality Scales (ANPS); Neuroticism Extraversion Openness Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO-PI-R)


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About the article

Received: 2018-06-04

Accepted: 2019-06-24

Published Online: 2019-08-23

Published in Print: 2019-01-01

Citation Information: Open Psychology, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 303–316, ISSN (Online) 2543-8883, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/psych-2018-0019.

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