The many faces of impulsivity

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Abstract

Impulsivity is a multifaceted concept that captures an inability to wait, a preference for risky outcomes, a tendency to act without forethought, an insensitivity to consequences, and/or an inability to inhibit inappropriate behaviors. Because it touches on so many different aspects of behavior, impulsivity connects to a number of other concepts including patience, self-control, delay of gratification, intertemporal choice, discounting, risky choice, risk taking, inhibitory control, and sensation seeking. Therefore, researchers have created a taxonomy that carves up the concept into different types of impulsivity. A primary distinction divides impulsivity into impulsive choice (or decision making) and impulsive action (or disinhibition) based on both behavioral correlates across tasks and neural mechanisms. Due to the many different varieties of impulsivity, this concept is of relevance to a large number of fields, including psychology, economics, biology, neuroscience, anthropology, nutrition, finance, and environmental sciences. The current volume reflects the scope of impulsivity by including contributors from a wide range of fields who work across levels of analysis, species, and timescales to understand the many faces of impulsivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNebraska Symposium on Motivation
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Volume64
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

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NameNebraska Symposium on Motivation
Volume64
ISSN (Print)01467875

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Stevens, J. R. (2017). The many faces of impulsivity. In Nebraska Symposium on Motivation (Vol. 64, pp. 1-6). (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation; Vol. 64). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51721-6_1

The many faces of impulsivity. / Stevens, Jeffrey R.

Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Vol. 64 Springer New York LLC, 2017. p. 1-6 (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation; Vol. 64).

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Stevens, JR 2017, The many faces of impulsivity. in Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. vol. 64, Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, vol. 64, Springer New York LLC, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51721-6_1
Stevens JR. The many faces of impulsivity. In Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Vol. 64. Springer New York LLC. 2017. p. 1-6. (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51721-6_1
Stevens, Jeffrey R. / The many faces of impulsivity. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Vol. 64 Springer New York LLC, 2017. pp. 1-6 (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation).
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