Latest Impulsivity Stories

2009-04-23 08:50:20

Solving the age-old chicken and the egg dilemma, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers report that genetic predisposition to impulsivity is a trait predictive of alcoholism. The study appears on the July print issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, available online on April 22.The researchers, led by Nicholas Grahame, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the IUPUI School of Science, used selective breeding for 30 generations to...

2008-11-11 06:15:00

A new study in the November issue of the journal Appetite finds that obese women display significantly weaker impulse control than normal-weight women, but between obese and normal-weight men, the impulsivity levels are nearly the same. The study was conducted by researchers in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Psychology. UAB researchers conducted the study to see how obese and normal-weight men and women differed in their decision-making skills, specifically in...

2008-07-19 09:00:36

By Haley Hughes, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 19--Support, advocacy and educational opportunities are available in Aiken for those who have mental illness and for their families. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Aiken is just one of more than 1,000 affiliates around the country that takes its cue from NAMI, a nationwide grassroots organization that was founded in 1979. The Aiken group meets every month, said member Pat Lokey, and hosts speakers at each meeting. The next...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'