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Obesity and the four facets of impulsivity

Published inPatient education and counseling, vol. 79, no. 3, p. 372-377
Publication date2010

Obesity is a complex condition involving biological, psychological, sociocultural and environmental components. Impulsivity seems to be a particularly important factor. Whiteside and Lynam recently proposed dividing impulsivity into four separate dimensions: Urgency, lack of Premeditation, lack of Perseverance and Sensation Seeking (associated with a tendency to exaggerate the impact of rewards). The objective of this article is to examine how obesity and eating disorder symptoms may be related to the four facets of impulsivity.

  • Adult
  • Body Mass Index
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Eating
  • Eating Disorders/psychology
  • Female
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Humans
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Male
  • Motivation
  • Obesity/psychology
  • Overweight/psychology
  • Psychometrics
  • Questionnaires
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Time Factors
Citation (ISO format)
MOBBS, Olivia et al. Obesity and the four facets of impulsivity. In: Patient education and counseling, 2010, vol. 79, n° 3, p. 372–377. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2010.03.003
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ISSN of the journal0738-3991

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