The Ecological Validity of Delay Aversion and Response Inhibition as Measures of Impulsivity in AD/HD: A Supplement to the NIMH Multimodal Treatment Study of AD/HD

  title={The Ecological Validity of Delay Aversion and Response Inhibition as Measures of Impulsivity in AD/HD: A Supplement to the NIMH Multimodal Treatment Study of AD/HD},
  author={M. Solanto and H. Abikoff and E. Sonuga-Barke and R. Schachar and G. Logan and T. Wigal and L. Hechtman and S. Hinshaw and E. Turkel},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
  • M. Solanto, H. Abikoff, +6 authors E. Turkel
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
  • Impulsivity is a primary symptom of the combined type of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). The Stop Signal Paradigm is premised upon a primary deficit in inhibitory control in AD/HD, whereas the Delay Aversion Hypothesis, by contrast, conceptualizes impulsivity in AD/HD, not as an inability to inhibit a response, but rather as a choice to avoid delay. This study compared the ecological validity of the Stop Signal Task (SST) and Choice-Delay Task (C-DT) measure of delay aversion… CONTINUE READING
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