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Aspects of extraversion are unrelated to pleasant affective reactivity: Further examination of the Affective Reactivity Hypothesis

Smillie, Luke; Geaney, Joachim; Wilt, Joshua; Cooper, Andrew and Revelle, William. 2013. Aspects of extraversion are unrelated to pleasant affective reactivity: Further examination of the Affective Reactivity Hypothesis. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, pp. 580-587. ISSN 0092-6566 [Article]

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Two experiments examined whether aspects of extraversion concerned with agency (leadership, dominance) and affiliation (friendliness, positive emotion) reflect susceptibility to positive affect (PA). In experiment 1, both aspects of extraversion predicted increased activated PA (vigor, excitement) following an appetitive mood induction, replicating our recent findings in this area (Smillie, Cooper, Wilt, & Revelle, 2012). Neither agentic nor affiliative extraversion predicted increased pleasant PA (contentment, satisfaction) following a pleasant mood induction. In experiment 2, induced pleasant PA was again unrelated to extraversion, as well as to two indicators of overall happiness. These observations suggest that extraverts are not generally more susceptible to PA, and that affective-reactivity cannot explain the strong relationship between extraversion and indicators of overall happiness.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2013.04.008

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

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2013Published

Item ID:

8167

Date Deposited:

24 May 2013 08:59

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 14:16

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/8167

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