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Chapter 7: Physiological Approaches to Personality Psychology Feb 23, 2010
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Physiological Measures Electrodermal Activity (autonomic nervous system) Cardiovascular activity (cardiovascular system) Brain Activity Biochemical analyses of blood and saliva
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Skin Conductance Skin conductance- measures the amount of electricity that passes between two electrodes Due to increased sweat with arousal, skin conductance of electricity increases Can measure responses to various stimuli Some people show in the absence of external stimuli- associated with anxiety & neuroticism
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Cardio activity Blood pressure- measure of stress reactivity Heart rate- increases with anxiety, fear, arousal, cognitive effort measures the intervals between heartbeats Cardiac reactivity – associated with Type A personality
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Brain Activity Brain imaging techniques- map structure & function of the brain PET- positron emission tomography fMRI- functional magnetic resonance
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