Sex differences in impulsivity: a meta-analysis.

  title={Sex differences in impulsivity: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Catharine P Cross and Lee T. Copping and Anne Campbell},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={137 1},
Men are overrepresented in socially problematic behaviors, such as aggression and criminal behavior, which have been linked to impulsivity. Our review of impulsivity is organized around the tripartite theoretical distinction between reward hypersensitivity, punishment hyposensitivity, and inadequate effortful control. Drawing on evolutionary, criminological, developmental, and personality theories, we predicted that sex differences would be most pronounced in risky activities with men… CONTINUE READING
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