Temperament and arousal systems: A new synthesis of differential psychology and functional neurochemistry

@article{Trofimova2016TemperamentAA,
  title={Temperament and arousal systems: A new synthesis of differential psychology and functional neurochemistry},
  author={I. Trofimova and T. Robbins},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={64},
  pages={382-402}
}
  • I. Trofimova, T. Robbins
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • This paper critically reviews the unidimensional construct of General Arousal as utilised by models of temperament in differential psychology for example, to underlie 'Extraversion'. Evidence suggests that specialization within monoamine neurotransmitter systems contrasts with the attribution of a "general arousal" of the Ascending Reticular Activating System. Experimental findings show specialized roles of noradrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin systems in hypothetically mediating three… CONTINUE READING
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