What Does Neuroticism Plays A Role? Essay

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Neuroticism is a dimension of temperament that can potentially play a role in disorders. Barlow and colleagues (2014) provide an understanding of how neuroticism plays a role, through the triple vulnerability theory. The theory incorporates: General Biological Vulnerability, General Psychological Vulnerability, and Specific Psychological Vulnerability all interacting in the development of an emotional disorder (or neuroticism itself), particularly anxiety and mood disorders. Neuroticism is defined as the tendency to experience frequent, intense negative emotions associates with a sense of uncontrollability in response to stress (Barlow et al. 2014), in other words the inability to cope. Those who do have a neurotic temperament are not characterized by but generally have negative emotions such as anxiety, fear, sadness, anger, and irritability, along with links between physical problems (e.g. asthma, cardiovascular disease). A neurotic temperament can be problematic and develop into something more serious. Better understanding neuroticism by looking into details of biological, psychological, and environmental factors can potentially help with the treatment and prevention of mood and anxiety disorders. The following will describe and evaluate the triple vulnerability theory. One of three factors contributing to the triple vulnerability theory is a general biological factor. Neuroticism is 40% - 60% heritable (Bouchard & loehin) so it is important to consider genetic…

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