Eligibility: All twins who participated in the “Resilience and vulnerability to mental health challenges’” in late 2021 or early 2022.
How many times every day do you do things on the spur of the moment? Impulsivity (or acting without too much planning) is a central part of human behaviour. Impulsivity is often associated with decisions we make that negatively impact our health and wellbeing, such as binging on sugar, excessive alcohol consumption or smoking. Self-control strategies can be implemented to improve our ability to regulate our impulses, however, the thinking processes behind impulsivity are poorly understood, and this prevents the development of highly effective and diverse self-control strategies that could help a wide range of people manage their impulses.
The main purpose of this study is to understand the genetic and environmental influences on the cognitive mechanisms that underlie impulsive behaviour and their associations with a range of different mental health problems. The results could assist in developing earlier diagnosis and better treatments for people with mental health problems, such as alcohol, drug, and eating problems.
Participation in this study consists of completing a series of online questionnaires and impulsivity tasks that will take approximately 60 minutes total. You will be reimbursed $30 for your time.
What exactly do the questionnaires and tasks involve?
Who is eligible?
All twins who participated in the “Mental Health Study” with the Monash Brain and Behaviour Project in 2021-2022.
May 8th -June 30th 2022