Date: 11 Nov 2009
Personality and Reaction Time after Sleep Deprivation
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The relationship between reaction time and both state and trait personality variables was investigated in 37 participants after 30 h of sleep deprivation. Regression analyses suggested that endorsement of greater Novelty Seeking, anger/hostility, and depression/dejection, and less confusion, was associated with greater reaction time declines on one Multi-Attribute Task Battery index after sleep deprivation. Further, greater Novelty Seeking and depression/dejection, and less vigor/activity, was associated with greater reaction time declines after sleep deprivation on another Multi-Attribute Task Battery index. Additional correlational analyses indicated that better reaction times were associated with greater Novelty Seeking and lower anger/hostility prior to sleep deprivation, and less confusion/bewilderment following sleep deprivation. Findings suggest that both state and trait personality variables are associated with reaction time performance following sleep deprivation.
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- Reaction time
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- 1. Outcomes & Assessment Laboratory, Kessler Foundation Research Center, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ, 07052, USA
- 6. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA
- 2. Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC, USA
- 3. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
- 4. Brain Stimulation Laboratory, Charleston, SC, USA
- 5. Center for Advanced Imaging Research, Charleston, SC, USA
- 7. Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
- 8. Department of Neuropsychiatry, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan