Sabbatical Leave Report
Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology and Interaction
Affiliation, or the tendency to engage in affiliative social bonding, seems crucial to the function of any close friendship or romantic relationship. Trait affiliation (the degree to which individuals differ in their characteristic levels of affiliation), however, has infrequently been investigated in terms of its association with such relationships. In previous work, my colleagues and I have demonstrated how trait affiliation can be theoretically understood and operationalized as a combination of other, commonly measured personality traits, namely the Compassion aspect of Agreeableness and the Enthusiasm aspect of Extraversion. We have also created a scale to measure trait affiliation. The current work elucidates the role of biological processes, namely neurochemicals, in trait affiliation and social bonding.
Weisberg, Yanna J., "Sabbatical Leave Report" (2018). Post-Grant Reports. Report. Submission 162.