chapter  13
Psychometric Measurement of Impulsivity
ByCatherine A. Schmidt
Pages 18

INTRODUCTION To assess a construct accurately, measurement tools are created with the definition of the construct as the foundation upon which the scale is developed. With regard to impulsivity, however, the definitions employed are broad, inconsistent, and continually evolving. The lack of an existing coherent and comprehensive framework from which to understand impulsiveness is reflected in the heterogeneity of available measurement techniques (1-4).