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Sensory Processing Sensitivity in the context of Environmental Sensitivity: A critical review and development of research agenda

Greven, C. U., Lionetti, F., Booth, C., Aron, E. N., Fox, E., Schendan, H. E., Homberg, J. (2019), Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 98, 287-305. Doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.01.009

This paper provides a detailed and extensive review of research on sensitivity.

The review covers information on the various sensitivity theories, how sensitivity is measured, and whether it is a continuous or categorical trait.

It also discusses the underlying mechanisms of sensitivity, its relation with personality and temperament, as well as its development over time.

Furthermore, the authors suggest future directions for research on sensitivity.

These suggestions include the development of more objective measures, investigation of the genetic and environmental factors that shape sensitivity, as well as research on the relation between sensitivity and mental health outcomes.