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

Carmel Bennett, Jacqueline Blissett, Douglas Carroll, Annie T. Ginty

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalBiological Psychology
Volume102
Early online date17 Jul 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

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