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Neuroticism and extraversion as predictors of negative and positive emotional information processing: comparing Eysenck's, Gray's, and Newman's theories

Gomez, Rapson; Gomez, Andre and Cooper, Andrew. 2002. Neuroticism and extraversion as predictors of negative and positive emotional information processing: comparing Eysenck's, Gray's, and Newman's theories. European Journal of Personality, 16(5), pp. 333-350. ISSN 0890-2070 [Article]

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This study compared how extraversion, neuroticism, and extraversion × neuroticism are related to processing of pleasant and unpleasant emotional information as predicted by Eysenck's, Gray's, and Newman's theories. Initially, the participants' levels of extraversion (as measured by the sociability subscale) and neuroticism were assessed with Eysenck's Personality Inventory. They were then tested individually. After completing a questionnaire of current positive and negative moods, they completed three tasks measuring processing of pleasant, unpleasant, and also neutral information. The results showed that extraversion was associated positively with the processing of pleasant information, while neuroticism was associated positively with the processing of unpleasant information. These findings support predictions from Eysenck's theory.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1002/per.459

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
15 August 2002Published

Item ID:

5092

Date Deposited:

04 Mar 2011 09:15

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 14:16

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5092

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