Familial transmission of Continuous Performance Test behavior: attentional and impulsive response characteristics.

@article{Dougherty2003FamilialTO,
  title={Familial transmission of Continuous Performance Test behavior: attentional and impulsive response characteristics.},
  author={Donald M. Dougherty and James M. Bjork and F. Gerard Moeller and Richard A Harper and Dawn M. Marsh and Charles W Mathias and Alan C. Swann},
  journal={The Journal of general psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={130 1},
  pages={5-21}
}
Continuous Performance Tests (CPTs) provide information on attentional processing and impulsive behavior. The results of previous research that used self-report measures have provided evidence for familial transmission (through genetic and/or environmental influences) of impulsive characteristics. The authors of the present study examined whether the impulsive behavioral parameters that are measured by the CPT also share familial relationships. The researchers asked 26 healthy parent-adolescent… CONTINUE READING

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