Examining the Role of BIS/BAS, Peer Relationships, and Negative Life Events in Depressive Experiences and Alcohol Abuse among Youth from a North American Indian Plains Tribe
Past research has shown that temperament has been implicated in influencing youth depression and drug abuse (Davidson, 1998; Gray, 1987; Meyer, Johnson, & Carver 1999; Meyer, Johnson, & Winters, 2001). Youth exhibiting low behavioral activation (BAS) and high behavioral inhibition (BIS) have been found to exhibit more depressive symptoms (Johnson, Turner, & Iwata, 2003). Hamill, Scott, Dearing and Pepper (2009) investigated the role of temperament in the depressive experiences of American Indian (AI) youth and found that AI youth who were low in BAS and high in BIS appeared to be most vulnerable ...
(For more, see "View full record.")