Temperament and attention: orienting toward and away from positive and negative signals.

@article{Derryberry1994TemperamentAA,
  title={Temperament and attention: orienting toward and away from positive and negative signals.},
  author={Douglas Alan Derryberry and Marjorie A. Reed},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={
          1128-39
        }
}
Two studies used a target detection task to examine temperament-related attentional biases toward and away from significant stimuli. Pretarget cues were used to orient attention to locations carrying a positive incentive value (where points could be gained) or a negative value (where points could be lost). Under both involuntary and voluntary conditions, extraverts were slow to shift attention away from positive locations, whereas introverts were slow to shift from negative locations. These… CONTINUE READING
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