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A brief look into the research I had read about while looking into the topic of introversion. ...

A brief look into the research I had read about while looking into the topic of introversion.

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The Science Of Personality The Science Of Personality Presentation Transcript

  • The Science of Personality By: Meagan Hopkins
  • The Biology and Chemistry of Personality • Relatively new area of research •Only strong correlational findings so far •Not causational
  • 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 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?
  • 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