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

Christian Montag 1 , Kenneth L. Davis 2 , Ljiljana B. Lazarevic 3 , and Goran Knezevic 4
  • 1 Institute of Psychology and Education, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
  • 2 Pegasus International, , Greensboro, United States of America
  • 3 Institute of Psychology and Laboratory for Research of Individual Differences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 4 Department of Psychology and Laboratory for Research of Individual Differences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Abstract

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 confirmed the original demonstration of strong associations between primary emotions and the Five-Factor Model of Personality () across different cultures (USA, Germany, China), we replicated these findings in a Serbian sample. Moreover, following the idea of a recent commentary of on , we present for the first time detailed associations between Five-Factor Model facets as assessed with the NEO-PI-R and primary emotions.

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