Extraversion and neuroticism in rats

L. Garcia-Sevilla

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    Abstract

    A series of animal experiments is described, the aim of which was to test the hypothesis that the personality dimensions of extraversion-introversion and neuroticism-stability could be demonstrated and measured in rats. The open-field situation was used, as well as other tests, varying the amount of stress induced in the rats, and positive results, in line with prediction, are reported. It does seem possible to find animal analogues of human personality types, even in lowly mammals, such as rats. © 1984.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)511-532
    JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
    Volume5
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984

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