Do you know people who just can't help themselves when it comes to buying things or engaging in behavior you and they know they will regret later?
Deemed “negative urgency,” a clinical form of impulsivity, it is linked to depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, self-harm, bipolar disorder and ADHD. A new test
believes such pathological impulsivity can be predicted based on how fast you react to stimulating visuals, especially disturbing ones.
Negative urgency is traditionally measured with a self-report questionnaire, but to provide a more reliable measure, researchers developed what they call an “emotional stop-signal task.”