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the tendency to act without adequately assessing context



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Tasks that are asserted to measure impulsivity

Task Contrast Measure

Early Childhood Behavioral Questionnaire
  • impulsivity

Children's Psychiatric Rating Scale
  • impulsivity

big five questionnaire
  • emotional instability

adolescent symptom inventory
  • ADHD Hyperactivity / Impulsivity - Severity Score

matching familiar figures test
  • response time * accuracy compared to median

Cambridge Gambling Task
  • decision making latency in ascending versus descending betting condition

test of variables of attention
  • target frequent commission

sustained attention to response task
  • speed versus accuracy

delayed memory task
  • commission errors (false alarms)

immediate memory task
  • commission errors (false alarms)


Two models of impulsivity: relationship to personality traits and psychopathology.
Swann AC, Bjork JM, Moeller FG, Dougherty DM
(Biol Psychiatry)
2002 Jun 15