Functional and dysfunctional impulsivity: personality and cognitive correlates.

@article{Dickman1990FunctionalAD,
  title={Functional and dysfunctional impulsivity: personality and cognitive correlates.},
  author={Scott J. Dickman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={
          95-102
        }
}
  • S. Dickman
  • Published 1990
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
The 3 studies reported here were designed to clarify the nature of the personality trait of impulsivity. Two types of impulsivity were distinguished. Dysfunctional impulsivity is the tendency to act with less forethought than most people of equal ability when this tendency is a source of difficulty; most previous work on impulsivity appears to have focused on this trait. Functional impulsivity, in contrast, is the tendency to act with relatively little forethought when such a style is optimal… Expand
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