Does extraversion predict positive incentive motivation?

Philip J. Corr

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Abstract

I focus on a number of issues arising from Depue and Collins's target article that require further consideration: (1) data that fail to confirm extraversion effects in positive incentive experiments; (2) the role of personality factors, other than extraversion, in dopamine agonism on positive mood states; (3) the role of extraversion in nonspecific arousal, indicating that extraversion may not be an homogeneous trait; and (4) the problem of identifying neurobiologically important traits from existing structural models of personality. I applaud the heuristic value of the model presented and suggest ways in which aspects of the model may be used to identify the personality traits associated with positive incentive motivation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-521
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1999

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