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The Science of Personality
By: Meagan Hopkins
The Biology and Chemistry of
Personality

• Relatively new area of research

•Only strong correlational findings so far
•N...
Two Personality types
Two Main Main Personalities
Extroverts
Introverts
The Logic
• If neural systems determine behavior and
personality influences behavior in certain
environments, shouldn’t pe...
Introverts tend to be thinkers
Extroverted qualities have a negative
correlation with GABA

• GABA= Neurotransmitter associated with
stimulus
Happiness?

NO VALID CORRELATION FOUND TO EXPLAIN HAPPINESS
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
After looking at all of these studies,
Which end of the
personality spectrum is
“better”?
• Neither end of
the
personality
spectrum is
necessary
better
The End
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A brief look into the research I had read about while looking into the topic of introversion.

Around 3:20 there is a big studder, sorry the fire alarm started going off and i don't know how to erase it.

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  1. 1. The Science of Personality By: Meagan Hopkins
  2. 2. The Biology and Chemistry of Personality • Relatively new area of research •Only strong correlational findings so far •Not causational
  3. 3. Two Personality types Two Main Main Personalities
  4. 4. Extroverts
  5. 5. Introverts
  6. 6. The Logic • If neural systems determine behavior and personality influences behavior in certain environments, shouldn’t personality be influenced by neural systems? If our behaviors determine which end of the personality spectrum we lie on, shouldn’t there be neurological differences between introverts and extroverted personalities?
  7. 7. Introverts tend to be thinkers
  8. 8. Extroverted qualities have a negative correlation with GABA • GABA= Neurotransmitter associated with stimulus
  9. 9. Happiness? NO VALID CORRELATION FOUND TO EXPLAIN HAPPINESS
  10. 10. ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
  11. 11. After looking at all of these studies, Which end of the personality spectrum is “better”?
  12. 12. • Neither end of the personality spectrum is necessary better
  13. 13. The End
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