Personality and susceptibility to positive and negative emotional states.

@article{Larsen1991PersonalityAS,
  title={Personality and susceptibility to positive and negative emotional states.},
  author={Randy J. Larsen and Timothy Ketelaar},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={
          132-40
        }
}
  • R. Larsen, T. Ketelaar
  • Published 1 July 1991
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
Gray's (1981) theory suggests that extraverts and neurotics are differentially sensitive to stimuli that generate positive and negative affect, respectively. From this theory it was hypothesized that efficacy of a standard positive-affect induction would be more strongly related to extraversion than to neuroticism scores, whereas efficacy of a standard negative-affect induction would be more strongly related to neuroticism scores. Positive and negative affect was manipulated in a controlled… 

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