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    Dimensions of Personality:
    The Biosocial Approach to Personality
    Hans J. Eysenck

    Basic tenets of Eysenck's theory
    1. Extroverts have a relatively low level of brain arousal that leads them to seek stimulations

    2. Introverts have a relatively high level of brain arousal so they shy from stimulating social activity

    3. Neuroticism is an emotional instability

    4. Psychoticism includes a tendency towards psychopathology involving impulsivity and cruelty, tough-mindedness, shrewdness, low agreeableness, and low conscientiousness.

    5. Personality is accounted for by the three dimensions, extraversion, ...

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    This posting helps with a social psychology problem. Basic tenets of Eysenck's theory of personality are included in this solution. The job also cites evidence to verify the biological basis for personality traits.

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