Alpha wave activity In frontal cortical regions and dimensions of personality
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of the present study was to investigate a link between alpha wave activity and personality, in a sample of thirty-five volunteers (M=20, F= 15). The participants firstly completed John & Srivastava’s Big Five Inventory of personality. EEG activity was then recorded from the frontal regions while the participants underwent varying levels of stimulus. Statistical analyses demonstrated a positive correlation between alpha wave activity and agreeableness in an intermittent stimulus condition. However, no other significant correlations were observed. Therefore, it was concluded that investigation a link between alpha wave activity and agreeableness might be a useful avenue of research for future studies. Moreover the possible benefits and limitations of measuring alpha wave activity from the frontal lobes are discussed. Author keywords: Personality, extraversion, agreeablness, alpha, wave, EEG