Personality dimensions of people who suffer from visual stress

Hollis, Jarrod and Allen, Peter M. and Fleischmann, David and Aulak, Rubina (2007) Personality dimensions of people who suffer from visual stress. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 27 (6). pp. 603-610. ISSN 1475-1313

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Personality dimensions of participants who suffer from visual stress were compared with those of normal participants using the Eysenck Personality Inventory. Extraversion-Introversion scores showed no significant differences between the participants who suffered visual stress and those who were classified as normal. By contrast, significant differences were found between the normal participants and those with visual stress in respect of Neuroticism-Stability. These differences accord with Eysenck's personality theory which states that those who score highly on the neuroticism scale do so because they have a neurological system with a low threshold such that their neurological system is easily activated by external stimuli. The findings also relate directly to the theory of visual stress proposed by Wilkins which postulates that visual stress results from an excess of neural activity. The data may indicate that the excess activity is likely to be localised at particular neurological regions or neural processes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: coloured filters, Eysenck Personality Inventory, Meares–Irlen syndrome, visual stress
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2012 09:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:03

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