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9PPE3003 Feb. 8 - PPE3003 2/8/08 Chapter 7 (part...

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PPE3003 2/8/08 Chapter 7 (part 2) Physiologically Based Theories of Personality I. Sensitivity to reward and punishment a. 2 hypothesized brain systems: i. Behavioral Activation System (BAS) 1. responsive to reward 2. regulates approach behavior ii. Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) 1. responsive to punishment 2. regulates avoidance behavior iii. active BIS high anxiety iv. active BAS high impulsivity b. Integration with Eysenck’s Model: i. Impulsive: high extraversion, moderate neuroticism ii. Anxious: moderate introversion, high neuroticism c. Impulsive people don’t learn well from punishment i. Weak BIS ii. Learn better from reward ACTIVITY: 1. 5 2. 4 3. 4 4. 3 5. 5 6. 4 7. 5 8. 3 Add up responses: 33 This is the brief sensation seeking scale Average on scale is 24 Yield: I am HIGH in Sensation Seeking II. Sensation seeking a. Tendency to: i. Seek out thrilling or exciting activites ii. Take risks iii. High seekers are bored easily b. Hebb’s Theory: i. People want to reach an optimum level of arousal
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9PPE3003 Feb. 8 - PPE3003 2/8/08 Chapter 7 (part...

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