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dc.contributor.authorXiong, Bao
dc.contributor.authorBuckli, Brooke
dc.contributor.authorMilakovich, Hailey
dc.contributor.authorScheidt, Abigail
dc.contributor.authorAltimari, Marc
dc.contributor.authorKildow, Tori
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-22T11:11:22Z
dc.date.available2021-05-22T11:11:22Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/81982
dc.descriptionAn article that appeared in JASS, issue 2018en_US
dc.description.abstractThe emotion of fear is often accompanied by increased heart rate, sweating, and trembling. Fear can be the result of startling events experienced in everyday life. Expression of different personality traits may correlate with variation in the degree of physiological response to a startle stimulus. The purpose of this study was to determine if personality is a moderating factor in startle response following a frightening stimuli. We hypothesized that those higher in neuroticism would have more dramatic physiological responses, while those higher in extraversion and openness to experience would display a smaller physiological response. Thirty-one participants completed the Big Five personality test prior to listening to a fear-provoking auditory stimuli. Analysis of experimental results revealed that participants scoring higher in extraversion exhibited a significantly greater degree of muscle contraction (p = 0.039) and larger increase in heart rate (p = 0.007) in response to a startle stimulus. Participants scoring higher in agreeableness also showed a significantly larger increase in heart rate (p = 0.003).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS)en_US
dc.subjectPersonalityen_US
dc.subjectStartle Stimulusen_US
dc.subjectelectrodermal activity (EDA)en_US
dc.subjectElectroCardioGraphy (ECG)en_US
dc.subjectElectroMyoGraphy (EMG)en_US
dc.subjectHeart Rateen_US
dc.subjectAuditoryen_US
dc.subjectFear Responseen_US
dc.subjectBig Fiveen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Personality on Startle Responseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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