UC Berkeley study assesses emotional-based impulsivity

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A group of researchers, including UC Berkeley professor Sheri Johnson and campus visiting scholar J.D. Allen, worked on a study about negative urgency. According to Allen, the team tried to figure out the consistency of people’s performance on tasks over time to assess urgency, or emotion-related impulsivity.

UC Berkeley researchers collaborated on a study on negative urgency, or the tendency to act impulsively in response to strong, negative feelings.
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