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Lecture 14

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY430H5
Professor
Ulrich Schimmack
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 14 Which statement about serotonin and personality is CORRECT? A. Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors reduces neuroticism and has no effect on other personality traits. B. Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors reduces neuroticism and influences other personality traits. C. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is specific to the regulation of mood. D. Drugs that do not influence the serotongeric system in the brain do not reduce neuroticism. E. Serotonin reuptake inhibitors reduce negative moods in patients with a mood disorder, but not in individuals without a mood disorder. Answer: B -Traits are invented by the western cultures. I.E. its all about the situation then argued that the effect of the situation is much greater in the east rather than the west -no evidence that any of this is true Modern day now we are looking how personality is influenced (we know perosnality exists and is real the question is about the influence) by culture -Comparing national personalities can show the effects of culture on personality -Comparing perosnalities within a country don’t -wealthy countries are typically more individualistic -longeveity is another example -Individualistic culktures appear to be correlated with better characteristics of nations -Canadians, Puer
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