to rewards may distinguish extraverts from introverts:
The article in the September issue of the Journal of
Personality and Social Psychology, published by the American Psychological
Association (APA), involved four studies which tested how extraversion
and reward sensitivity are linked. Results show that although sociability
(individual differences in the enjoyment of social activities and
the preference for being with others over being alone) is an important
part of extraversion, it may actually be a by-product of reward sensitivity,
rather than a core feature of extraversion.
knows best: research reported in the August
issue of The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine1 indicates
that if mothers clearly state their disapproval of sexual activity,
in a warm and loving environment, adolescents are more likely to delay
their first experience of sexual intercourse.