Psychology and psychotherapy of impulsivity

Vol. 23 Iss. 1 pp. 1619 | St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work | ISSN: 1993-8101


This article is dedicated to such a complex and ambiguous phenomenon in the behavior of the individual, as impulsivity. Impulsivity is an emotional reaction to various stimuli. Its causes are numerous: from elementary reactions of person to banal impetus, to neurotic reactions manifested as a result of personality disorders. Authors give typological features of individuals, prone to the impulsivity, and describe approaches to its prevention and therapy. The article contains the clinical example of counseling.


impulsivity, personal feature, mentalization, narcissism, emotional reactions, psychological discomfort, borderline personality disorder (BPD)


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