Psych 236 Eysenck arousal hypothesis

Psych 236 Eysenck arousal hypothesis - OF AROUSAL . (ARAS...

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E YSENCK S AROUSAL H YPOTHESIS AND PARTS OF THE BRAIN A SCENDING R ETICULAR A CTIVATING S YSTEM (ARAS): T HE BASIS OF EXTRAVERSION AND INTROVERSION , CONTROLS HOW MUCH NERVOUS SYSTEM STIMULATION ENTERS THE BRAIN . L OCATED AT THE TOP OF THE BRAINSTEM . ALSO , THE FOCUS OF E YSENCK S THEORY OF AROUSAL . A MYGDALA : S PECIAL ROLE IN GENERATING EMOTIONAL RESPONSE . R ESPONSE COMES FROM WHETHER THE PERSON SEES THE ENVIRONMENT AS FEARFUL OR REWARDING . T RAITS : C HRONIC A NXIETY , FEARFULNESS , SOCIABILITY , AND SEXUALITY . H IPPOCAMUS : I MPORTANT FOR MEMORY F RONTAL L OBES : H UMAN ABILITIES OF LANGUAGE AND FORESIGHT . A LSO USED FOR REGULATING EMOTIONS FOR DECISION MAKING , AND HELPS US UNDERSTAND OUR SELF AND OTHERS . LEFT SIDE: P LEASANT E MOTIONS RIGHT SIDE: N EGATIVE E MOTIONS E YSENCK S A ROUSAL H YPOTHESIS :   I NTROVERTS HAVE A HIGHER LEVEL OF ACTIVITY IN BRAIN S ARAS THAN EXTRAVERTS . --I NTROVERTS :-- HIGHER RESTING LEVELS
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Unformatted text preview: OF AROUSAL . (ARAS GIVES CHRONIC OVER AROUSAL , SEEKS QUIET PLACES ) --E XTRAVERTS :--LOWER RESTING LEVELS OF AROUSAL (ARAS CAUSES CHRONIC UNDER AROUSAL , SEEK MORE STIMULATION , FEEL GOOD THRESHOLD IS HIGHER FOR EXTRAVERTS ) L ATER R EVISION : T HAT THE ARAS DOES NOT STIMULATE THE WHOLE BRAIN ONLY CERTAIN PARTS OF IT . E YSENCK S LEMON DROP TEST : P UT LEMON DROPLETS ON PEOPLE S TONGUES , INTROVERTS SALIVATED MORE DUE TO THEIR WIDE OPEN ARAS. I NTROVERTS RESPOND FASTER TO STIMULANTS . G RAY S 2-DIMENSIONAL MODEL OF PERSONALITY H IGH I MPULSIVITY N EUROTIC E XTRAVERTED I NTROVERTED S TABLE L OW I MPULSIVITY...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PSY 236 taught by Professor Settles during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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Psych 236 Eysenck arousal hypothesis - OF AROUSAL . (ARAS...

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