The biological and psychological basis of neuroticism: Current status and future directions

  title={The biological and psychological basis of neuroticism: Current status and future directions},
  author={J. Ormel and A. Bastiaansen and H. Riese and E. H. Bos and A. Aleman},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  • J. Ormel, A. Bastiaansen, +2 authors A. Aleman
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • Neuroticism (N) is believed to reflect a stable disposition involving specific biological and psychological mechanisms that produce its robust association with psychopathology. The nature of these mechanisms remains unclear, however. Based on an extensive review of published evidence, we argue that three interesting leads are emerging. First, N may reflect individual differences in brain circuits involved in perception of and cognitive control over negative stimuli. More specifically, reduced… CONTINUE READING
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