Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Boston, MA, USA, January 9–10, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Extraversion Affects Attentive Processes of Personal Images

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_2,
        author={Pietro Cipresso and Miriam Fanciullo and Giuseppe Riva and Emanuela Saita},
        title={Extraversion Affects Attentive Processes of Personal Images},
        proceedings={Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018,  Boston, MA, USA, January 9--10, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MINDCARE},
        year={2018},
        month={10},
        keywords={Psychometrics Personality Attention Personal images Extraversion Eye-tracking},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_2}
    }
    
  • Pietro Cipresso
    Miriam Fanciullo
    Giuseppe Riva
    Emanuela Saita
    Year: 2018
    Extraversion Affects Attentive Processes of Personal Images
    MINDCARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_2
Pietro Cipresso,*, Miriam Fanciullo1,*, Giuseppe Riva,*, Emanuela Saita1,*
  • 1: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
*Contact email: p.cipresso@auxologico.it, mirifanc@libero.it, giuseppe.riva@unicatt.it, emanuela.saita@unicatt.it

Abstract

Personality traits are an important part of the psychology with so many study to consider this actually a huge field. On the other hand, the relationship between personality traits and attentional process has not been deepen extended yet, above all using technological advanced measures to quantify attention. In this study we selected personal and neutral photos presenting all of them to the participants while tracking the eyes movements by using an eye-tracker. Results showed that personal images have in general higher number of fixation and more saccades. Specifically, while extroverts showed no differences in exploring personal and neutral photos, introverts participants showed an higher number of fixations and more saccades for personal images than neutral. These results if confirmed in further studies pone interesting questions about the role of personality in attentional processes linked to personal experiences.