The Role of Impulsivity and Self-Control in Decision Making in Adolescence

  • Cosmina-Marilena Manea Danubius University of Galați
Keywords: impulsivity; self-control; decision-making; adolescence


Impulsivity, self-control, and decision-making capacity are no longer fully mastered during
adolescence due to the influences of bio-psycho-socio-cultural factors. Thus, a low level of self-control
and an increased level of impulsivity make adolescents no longer have the ability to make optimal
decisions. If the proportions of these traits are reversed then adolescents can choose the optimal decision
that brings the greatest benefits. The 110 adolescents were tested using the translated version of the
UPPS-P Test, the Self-Control Scale on the CPI Test Card, and the Decision Ability Test in the Battery
of Psychological Cognitive Aptitude Tests (BTPAC).

Author Biography

Cosmina-Marilena Manea, Danubius University of Galați

Psychologist, Postgraduate studies


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