Psychology of Impulsivity


Melissa Cyders (Editor)
Department of Psychology School of Science, Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana

Series: Psychology Research Progress, Perspectives on Cognitive Psychology
BISAC: PSY013000

Impulsivity is a multidimensional personality trait, which encompasses such tendencies as inability to complete tasks, lack of planning before acting, seeking out new and thrilling sensations and experiences, and risk-taking in response to extreme emotional states. These traits have been theorized to be important in many research domains, and years of research have further validated the importance of this constellation of traits. This book addresses some of the most up-to-date approaches to research with impulsivity and reviews the current state of the research concerning the role of impulsivity-related constructs for a wide range of psychological outcomes, including brain waves, addictive behaviors, neurobiological underpinnings and sleep disturbances. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


List of terms

Chapter 1: Multiple Personality Dispositions to Engage In Rash, Impulsive Action
(Carolyn M. Pearson, Leila Guller, Erica L. Birkley, Gregory T. Smith, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky)

Chapter 2: Brain Waves in Impulsivity Spectrum Disorders
(Chella Kamarajan and Bernice Porjesz, Henri Begleiter Neurodynamic Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, SUNY Downstate Medical Center)

Chapter 3: Understanding the Neurobiological Underpinnings of Impulsivity Traits
(Kenny Karyadi, Ayca Coskunpinar, and Melissa A. Cyders, Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis)

Chapter 4: Comorbidity In Impulsivity-Related Disorders As An Artifact Of Common Personality Structure
(Jessica L. Combs and Gregory T. Smith, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky)

Chapter 5: Sleep Disturbances in Hyperactive And Impulsive Children
(Carolina Diaz-Piedra, Alejandro de la Torre-Luque, Carlos del Rio-Bermudez, Juan Manuel Antunez, and Gualberto Buela-Casal, Sleep Unit; Psychophysiology Laboratory; Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment; Faculty of Psychology; University of Granada)

Chapter 6: Impulsivity and Self-Control In Animals and Humans During Choice of Behavioral Strategy
(G. Kh. Merzhanova, Laboratory of conditioned reflexes and physiology of emotions, Institution of Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 7: The Role of Negative Urgency in The Etiology of Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents)
(C.M. Peterson, B. Collins, K. Davis, & S. Fischer, University of Georgia)

Chapter 8: Text-Message Dependence, Impulsivity, and Executive Function
(F. R. Ferraro, A. Winger, M. Kreiger, M. Langseth, L. Weivoda, J. Palmiscno, M. Bishop, T. Wulff, University of North Dakota)

Chapter 9: Difficulties and Advancements in The Assessment And Induction of Emotion-Based Impulsivity: Development of The Three-Task Procedure
(Melissa A. Cyders, Ayca Coskunpinar, and Zachary A. Lehman, Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis)

Chapter 10: Impulsivity Factors that Predict Compulsive Buying
(Matthew R. Murphy, Tristin J. Cooper, Millie A. Doran, Paul Rose, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)


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