|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication|
|Editors||Charles R Berger, Michael E Roloff|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - 2016|
Individuals sometimes communicate impulsively rather than in a planned and strategic fashion. Although impulsive behavior can reflect a genuine desire and result in immediate gratification, it can also have destructive outcomes. Consequently, researchers have been interested in how impulses can be controlled. This entry will examine the nature of impulse control perspective used to understand it and how impulse control is related to communication.