Individual Differences in Environmental Sensitivity

  title={Individual Differences in Environmental Sensitivity},
  author={Michael Pluess},
A fundamental trait found in most organisms is the ability to register, process, and respond to external factors. Although such environmental sensitivity is critical for adapting successfully to contextual conditions, individuals tend to differ in their sensitivity to the environment, with some more sensitive than others. Such differences in environmental sensitivity can be seen across many species, including humans. Although the notion of variability in environmental sensitivity is reflected… CONTINUE READING


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