L12 SARAH VAN DAM THESIS 28.12.18 FINAL_Redacted.pdf (1.76 MB)
COMPONENTS OF COGNITIVE IMPULSIVITY AND THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN IMPULSIVITY AND SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE USE
thesisposted on 2019-03-12, 00:29 authored by SARAH TRUDI VAN DAM
Elevated impulsivity is associated with numerous negative outcomes and clinical disorders. This thesis develops novel testing methods for use in assessing impulsivity, identifies cognitive processes associated with impulsive behaviour, and examines the relationship between different types of impulsivity and social network site use. It shows that current tasks used to measure impulsivity do not conform to a clear theoretical structure and that unique types of impulsivity are risk factors for developing problematic social networking use.