Rated and measured impulsivity in children is associated with diminished cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress

Bennett, Carmel, Blissett, Jackie, Carroll, Douglas and Ginty, Annie T. (2014). Rated and measured impulsivity in children is associated with diminished cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress. Biological Psychology, 102 , pp. 68-72.

Abstract

This study examined the association between impulsivity and heart rate reactions to a brief psychological stress in pre-adolescent children. Impulsivity was assessed by two response inhibition tasks and maternal self-report. Heart rate was measured at rest and in response to a mental arithmetic challenge. Children high in impulsivity showed blunted cardiac stress reactions. This result resonates with previous findings that blunted stress reactivity is characteristic of a range of problematic behaviours often associated with impulsivity.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.07.009
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
Additional Information: © 2014, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute psychological stress,Heart rate,Impulsivity
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Published Date: 2014-10-01
Authors: Bennett, Carmel
Blissett, Jackie ( 0000-0002-0275-6413)
Carroll, Douglas
Ginty, Annie T.

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