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Gender-Differentiated Manifestations of Impulsivity

Title: Gender-Differentiated Manifestations of Impulsivity: Antisocial & Borderline Personality Features.
Name(s): White, Sarah A., 1975-, author
Carbonell, Joyce, professor directing dissertation
Gertz, Marc, outside committee member
Taylor, Jeanette, committee member
Berler, Ellen, committee member
Glendenning, Karen, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The current study investigated the moderator effects of gender and gender role on the relationships between two distinct measures of impulsivity, and antisocial and borderline personality features in a sample of 249 undergraduates. A self-report measure of impulsivity was used to assess the participant's tendency to act without considering the consequences (i.e., the Motor Impulsiveness Scale of Barratt Impulsivity Scale – 11), a behavioral task measure was used to assess behavioral dis-inhibition (i.e., Stop Task stop signal reaction time), and the SCID-II was used to measure borderline and antisocial personality features. Results support the idea that antisocial and borderline personality features are gender-differentiated manifestations of behavioral disinhibition. Specifically, behavioral dis-inhibition is related to antisocial personality features in males and to borderline personality features in females. Future studies are needed to replicate these findings and to examine what accounts for these gender differences.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0993 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2009.
Date of Defense: March 18, 2009.
Keywords: Impulsivity, Gender Role, Gender, Personality Disorders
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Joyce Carbonell, Professor Directing Dissertation; Marc Gertz, Outside Committee Member; Jeanette Taylor, Committee Member; Ellen Berler, Committee Member; Karen Glendenning, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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