Tag: "neuroticism" at biology news
Association between neuroticism and risk for depression may be genetic
...comes to the link between the personality trait of neuroticism
and vulnerability for depression, according to a n...longitudinal and genetic analyses that showed that neuroticism
is a strong predictor for major depression. Using twin modeling, the researchers determined that a s...
Cat parasite may affect cultural traits in human populations
... high Toxoplasma prevalence had a higher aggregate neuroticism
score, and western nations with high prevalence also scored higher in the 'neurotic' cultural dimensions of 'masculine' sex roles and uncertainty avoidance. "There could be a lot more to this story. Different responses to the parasite by men and wo...
Transmission rates of vCJD
...y significant portion of the variance in aggregate neuroticism
among populations, as well as in the "neurotic" cultural dimensions of sex roles and uncertainty avoidance. Spurious or non-causal correlations between aggregate personality and aspects of climate and culture that influence T. gondii transmission co...
Genetic factors, neuroticism may be associated with future development of anorexia
...s of depression, anxiety and guilt. Of these, only neuroticism
was identified as a risk factor for subsequent anorexia. "In conclusion, the prevalence of AN increased in both sexes between 1934 and 1958, while consistently afflicting females disproportionately," the authors write. "Individuals with a history of...