Talk:Arousal

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I find the topic of "arousal" highly unsatisfying. In some sources "arousal system" seems to mean a certain body of projections from the brain stem. Other sources focus more on endocrine facets. It would be a great resource if this article better distinguished and clarified these vantage points. MaxEnt 23:11, 13 June 2007 (UTC) ewfsexually aroused

Outline to add to Arousal[edit]

Arousal and personality • Introvert-Extrovert Difference • Emotional Stability • Hans Eysenck Personality Theories 4 Types: choleric, melancholic, sanguine, phlegmatic • Personality Types: calm, avoider, risker, hedonist

Arousal and emotion • Schachter-Singer Two-factor Theory • James Lange Theory • Cannon-Bard Theory

Arousal and performance • Motivation and Performance: The Yerkes Dodson Law Difficulty and drive; shock level

Arousal and memory • Detection • Selective Attention • Retention • Retrieval

Arousal and preference • Levels of arousal • Approach-avoidance conflict • Individual differences based on personality type (Eysenck) • Wundt and Berlyne • Reversal Theory


Following "Abnormally increased behavioral arousal," add Problems with arousal • Anxiety • Depression

Links that we will include: http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/arousal.html http://personality-project.org/revelle/syllabi/205/205.wk6.arousaltheories.pdf (slides) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/019188699290025K http://changingminds.org/explanations/preferences/arousal_types.htm (4 types; hedonists, etc)

We will also tag the existing Wikipedia articles for Personality, Emotion, Performance, Memory, Preference, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, and Depression. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bristudent (talkcontribs) 20:48, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

It will be very interesting to read all this. Just a small note: Sentence case rather than title case is used in Wikipedia article titles and section headings. "Arousal and personality" etc. Lova Falk talk 10:01, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

These are all great ideas. You are on the right track with this outline. You have listed several theories above. Make sure you give enough space for each theory in how it describes arousal and personality. It is okay if you can't cover all of the theories, and you can just link them to the related wikipedia article. Looking forward to your article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 136.167.52.7 (talk) 15:03, 7 November 2012 (UTC)