Do extraverts get more bang for the buck? Refining the affective-reactivity hypothesis of extraversion.

@article{Smillie2012DoEG,
  title={Do extraverts get more bang for the buck? Refining the affective-reactivity hypothesis of extraversion.},
  author={L. Smillie and A. Cooper and Joshua A. Wilt and W. Revelle},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={
          306-26
        }
}
One of the most robust observations in personality and emotion research is the finding that extraverts are happier than introverts. Some theorists have attributed this to differential reactivity of the brain reward system, which is central to many biologically inspired models of extraversion. This affective-reactivity hypothesis, which suggests that extraverts should be more susceptible to the induction of positive affect, has so far received very mixed empirical support. In this article, we… Expand
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