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Evaluating the Iowa Gambling Task as a Direct Assessment of Impulsivity with Low-Income Children.
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PMID:  24072950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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This study examined performance on the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT; Bechara, Damasio, Damasio, & Anderson, 1994) as a measure of low-income school-aged children's affective decision-making and considered its utility as a direct indicator of impulsivity. One hundred and ninety-three 8-11 year olds performed a computerized version of the Iowa Gambling Task, a validated measure of decision-making. Multi-level modeling was used to examine children's performance over the course of the task, with age, gender, and teachers' ratings of child impulsivity (BIS-11; Patton, Stanford, & Barratt, 1995) used to predict children's Iowa Gambling performance. Higher impulsivity scores predicted a decrease in slope of Iowa Gambling performance, indicating students rated higher on impulsivity chose more disadvantageously across the task blocks. Results support evidence of the validity of the Iowa Gambling Task as a measure of impulsivity in low-income minority children.
Authors:
Jessica D Burdick; Amanda L Roy; C Cybele Raver
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Personality and individual differences     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0191-8869     ISO Abbreviation:  Pers Individ Dif     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006972     Medline TA:  Pers Individ Dif     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  771-776     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Applied Psychology, New York University.
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