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02 Mar March

The power and the pleasure of extraversion: Why it feels good to be and act extraverted

Monday, 2 March 2015 at 12:00pm - Department of Psychology, Seminar Room, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus
The personality trait extraversion is associated with higher positive affect, and individuals who behave in an extraverted way experience increased positive affect. A classic theory in this area suggests that extraverts experience higher levels of positive affect because they engage more often in social activities. I will describe a variation on this theory, which suggests that extraverts may experience higher levels of positive affect because of the qualitative nature of their social experiences.