Impulse Control

Benjamin M. DiPaola, Michael Elwood Roloff

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication
EditorsCharles R Berger, Michael E Roloff
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118540190
ISBN (Print)9781118306055
StatePublished - 2016


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