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Extraversion: Extraversion is one of the Big Five personality traits in psychology. It reflects outgoing, social, and energetic tendencies. Extraverts typically enjoy social interactions, and often exhibit assertiveness and enthusiasm. See also Personality traits, Openness, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism.
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Biological Theories on Extraversion - Dictionary of Arguments

Corr I 192
Extraversion/Biological Theories: Extraversion seems to map onto the biological system governing incentive motivation and approach behaviour (e.g., Depue and Collins 1999(1); Lucas, Diener, Grob et al. 2000(2); Watson, Wiese, Vaidya and Tellegen 1999(3)).
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1. Depue, R. A. and Collins, P. F. 1999. Neurobiology of the structure of personality: dopamine facilitation of incentive motivation and extraversion, Behavioural and Brain Sciences 22: 491–569
2. Lucas, R. E., Diener, E., Grob, A. Suh, E. M. and Shao, L. 2000. Cross-cultural evidence for the fundamental features of extraversion, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 79: 452–68
3. Watson, D., Wiese, D., Vaidya, J. and Tellegen, A. 1999. The two general activation systems of affect: structural findings, evolutionary considerations, and psychobiological evidence, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 76: 820–38

M. Brent Donnellan and Richard W. Robins, “The development of personality across the lifespan”, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Biological Theories
Corr I
Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009

Corr II
Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018

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