Psychology of Extraversion


Andrea D. Haddock (Editor)
Andrew P. Rutkowski (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

Extraversion is a personality trait characterized by gregariousness, excitement-seeking and positive affect. Sociability is also considered an important part of extraversion, as persons that enjoy social activities prefer being with others rather than being alone. In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the psychology of extraversion.

Topics discussed include the correlates between subjective well-being and extraversion; the cross-cultural measurement of extraversion; a study of extraversion associations with neuroticism, openness to experience, agreeableness, conscientiousness, mental health and religiosity; extraversion and its impact on physical functionality in old age; the implications of extraversion in different aspects of psychological health and work life; extraversion and stress; personality and post-traumatic growth; an examination of the relationship between extraversion, optimism and happiness; the downside of extraversion and the upside of introversion; and the role of extraversion in predicting burnout. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Extraversion and Subjective Well-Being
(Robyn L. Weninger, Mark D. Holder, University of British Columbia, Psychology Department, IKBSAS, Kelowna B.C., Canada)

Cross-Cultural Measurement of Extraversion
(Laila Y. Sanguras, A. Alexander Beaujean, Darrell M. Hull, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA, and others)

Extraversion, Personality, Mental Health and Religiosity: Significant Associations
(Ahmed M. Abdel-Khalek, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Alexandria, Egypt)

Extraversion and its Impact on Physical Functionality in Old Age: Epidemiologic Evidence and Potential Pathways
(Magdalena I. Tolea, James E. Galvin, New York University, Departments of Psychiatry, Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging, and Department of Neurology, New York, NY, USA)

Exploring Personality and Physical Environment as Predictors of Exercise Action Control
(Navin Kaushal, Ryan E. Rhodes, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada)

Extraversion: Nature, Development and Implications to Psychological Health and Work Life
(Belén Mesurado, Niño Jose Mateo, Marshall Valencia, María Cristina Richaud, Interdisciplinary Center of Mathematical and Experimental Psychology Research (CIIPME) – National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), Argentina, and others)

Extraversion and Stress
(Sarah M. Jackson, Tamera R. Schneider, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA)

Modeling the Relationship between Personality and Posttraumatic Growth
(Michael Galea, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Msida, Malta)

Extraversion, Happiness and Optimism: What Role do Positive Emotions Play in their Relation?
(Stacey R. Nefouse, Douglas A. MacDonald, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Addressing the Imbalance: The Downside of Extraversion and the Upside of Introversion
(Rachel Bachner-Melman, Ada H. Zohar, School of Social and Community Sciences, Ruppin Academic Center, Emek Hefer, Israel, and others)

The Role of Extraversion in Predicting Burnout
(Michael Galea, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Msida, Malta)

Who is the Best Teacher? Do Different Kinds of Students Have Different Preferences?
(Shoshana Rosemarin, The University Center in Ariel, Israel)

Happiness is a Thing Called Stable Extraversion: Testing Eysenck’s Hypothesis among Hebrew-Speaking Students in Israel
(Leslie J. Francis, Yaacov B. Yablon, Mandy Robbins, University of Warwick, Institute of Education, UK, and others)


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