Humor and Aging by Lucille Nahemow, Kathleen A. McCluskey-Fawcett, Paul E.

By Lucille Nahemow, Kathleen A. McCluskey-Fawcett, Paul E. McGhee

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2. H u m o r across the L i f e Span 33 E x t r o v e r s i o n - i n t r o v e r s i o n is related to the a m o u n t of arousal in the cortex w h e n in t h e r e s t i n g state, a n d this cortical arousal itself is m e d i a t e d b y the reticular formation. T h e t h e o r y states that p e o p l e in w h o m the arousal l e v e l is r e l a t i v e l y l o w in t h e resting state w i l l t e n d to b e h a v e in an extroverted fashion, w h e r e a s p e o p l e in w h o m arousal l e v e l in the resting state is relatively h i g h w i l l b e h a v e in an introverted m a n n e r , (p.

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