Do different facets of impulsivity predict different types of aggression?

TitleDo different facets of impulsivity predict different types of aggression?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1969
JournalAggressive behavior
Volume37
Issue3
Pagination223-33
Date Published1969
ISSN0096-140X
Abstract

This study examined the relations between impulsivity-related traits (as assessed by the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale) and aggressive behaviors. Results indicated that UPPS-P Lack of Premeditation and Sensation Seeking were important in predicting general violence. In contrast, UPPS-P Urgency was most useful in predicting intimate partner violence. To further explore relations between intimate partner violence and Urgency, a measure of autonomic response to pleasant and aversive stimuli and facets of Neuroticism from the NEO PI-R were used as control variables. Autonomic responsivity was correlated with intimate partner violence at the zero-order level, and predicted significant variance in intimate partner violence in regression equations. However, UPPS-P Urgency was able to account for unique variance in intimate partner violence, above and beyond measures of Neuroticism and arousal. Implications regarding the use of a multifaceted conceptualization of impulsivity in the prediction of different types of violent behavior are discussed.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ab.20387
DOI10.1002/ab.20387
Short TitleAggress Behav
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