The Big Five

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The Big Five: Extroversion:  Social Aspects Extroversion: More socially dominant than introverts Extraverts direct their energy outward to the social world while introverts direct their energy  inward toward private thought and fantasy.  Extraverts and introverts differ in cognitive tasks, extraverts prefer speed over accuracy, and  introverts prefer accuracy over speed.  Extravert’s report more positive affect than introverts but do not necessarily report less negative  affect. (Positive affect-feeling good) (Negative affect- bad feelings) Extroverts are less responsive to punishment than introverts  Extraverts remember the past in a more nostalgic way Positive Affect constitutes the emotional core of what is “extroversion” Extroversion:  Relation to the brain Reticular Activation System (RAS):      nerve fibers ascending from the spinal cord. Implicated to  control physiological arousal.   Extroverts RAS is set or tuned lower and therefore extroverts seek out and need more stimuli to  become aroused. (Eynseck)
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This essay was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PSYCH 3303 taught by Professor Harris during the Spring '08 term at McDaniel.

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The Big Five - The Big Five: Extroversion: Social Aspects...

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