Perceptual deprivation, extraversion-introversion and the autokinetic phenomenon

Dan Zakay, Thalma E. Lobel*

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The present study examines the relationships between perceptual-deprivation tolerance and three variables: extraversion, the autokinetic (AK) phenomenon and field-dependence. In addition, the relationship between extraversion and autokinesis (AK) was investigated. Thirty-three male subjects were subjected to 3 hr of perceptual deprivation and, in addition, their scores on each of the three independent variables were obtained. It was found, as hypothesized, that perceptual-deprivation tolerance was negatively related to extraversion and positively related to the intensity of the AK effect. Field-dependence was not related to perceptual-deprivation tolerance. The correlation between extraversion and the autokinetic effect was significant but moderate. The nature of the relationship between these two variables is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983


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