Welcome to the International Society for Research on Impulsivity

The International Society for Research on Impulsivity is a non-profit scientific society founded to promote research collaboration. The society brings together preclinical and clinical scientists who study impulsivity and impulse control disorders to advance the science of impulsivity.

What is Impulsivity?

Impulsivity has been variously defined as behavior without adequate thought, the tendency to act with less forethought than do most individuals of equal ability and knowledge, or a predisposition toward rapid, unplanned reactions to internal or external stimuli without regard to the negative consequences of these reactions.

Impulsivity is implicated in a number of psychiatric disorders including Mania, Personality Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders; yet, there is significant disagreement among researchers and clinicians regarding the exact definition of impulsivity and how it should be measured.