The Impulsive Client: Theory, Research, and Treatment
This volume is an anthology of diverse research and theories on impulsive behavior and explores why people differ in impulsivity and the implications for psychological treatment.
The Impulsive Client presents what is known about psychobiological factors and assesses inheritance and learning as sources of impulsivity. It offers two "firsts"—the first look at chaos theory applied to impulsivity and the first systematic treatment of impulsive behavior in eating disorders—and examines impulsivity's role in one of society's most pressing problems, substance abuse.
The effectiveness of measurement tools, including the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, is evaluated. Children and brain-injury victims, among other populations, are examined in terms of treatment interventions.