The assessment of impulsivity and mediating behaviors in hyperactive and nonhyperactive boys

  title={The assessment of impulsivity and mediating behaviors in hyperactive and nonhyperactive boys},
  author={M. Gordon},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
  • M. Gordon
  • Published 1979
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
  • Twenty boys (6–8 years) rated by their teachers as hyperactive and a matched sample of nonhyperactive boys performed a task that required them to withhold responding for a set time interval in order to be rewarded (DRL 6-second schedule). Half of each group worked on a one-button console while the other half was provided with additional collateral buttons. Results indicated that hyperactive children were relatively unable to perform efficiently on the task, and that this deficit endured… CONTINUE READING
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