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As the 64th volume in the prestigious Nebraska Series on Motivation, this volume focuses on impulsivity, a multi-faceted concept that encompasses such phenomena such as the inability to wait, a tendency to act without forethought, insensitivity to consequences, and/or an inability to inhibit inappropriate behaviors. Due to the multi-faceted nature of impulsivity, it plays a critical role in a number of key behavioral problems, including pathological gambling, overeating, addiction, adolescent risk-taking, spread of sexually transmitted diseases, criminal behavior, financial decision making, and environmental attitudes.
This broad and interdisciplinary scope of impulsivity has historically resulted in separate subfields studying impulsivity in relative isolation from one another. Therefore, a central aim of this volume is to provide an integrative understanding of impulsivity. By bringing together eminent scholars and rising researchers from different domains (developmental psychology, neuroscience, animal cognition, anthropology, economics, addiction studies), who use different techniques (behavioral assays, imaging, endocrinology, genetics), this volume leverages this breadth of coverage to provide a transdisciplinary perspective, creating novel research directions and future collaborations.
Genre: Psychology, Business + Money Management
Series Title: Nebraska Symposium on Motivation
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: March 23, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-9889