Response to Robinson

M. Luciano, Margaret. J. Wright, T. C. Bates

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``This report is a response to Robinson's article (''Conceptual and methodological errors that invalidate Luciano et al.'s claim to have tested Robinson's theory of personality and intelligence``. Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 273-277. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2007.08.006)''. Our previous report (Luciano, Leisser, Wright, \& Martin, 2004) of a linear rather than quadratic relationship between extraversion and IQ has been challenged by Robinson. In response to Robinson's queries, we have re-analysed our data using a more stringent classification of introverts, ambiverts and extraverts; these results are in line with our original finding. We have further tested the predictions Robinson derives from his theory taking into account neuroticism scores; we found little support for his predictions. A more comprehensive test of his theory will require the integration of EEG data. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-779
Number of pages3
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • extraversion


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