___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ UPPS IMPULSE BEHAVIOR SCALE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC Date: 01-28-2013 last updated: 03-02-2022 by K. Borchert (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC Script Copyright © 03-02-2022 Millisecond Software ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BACKGROUND INFO ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This script implements the original UPPS impulsive behavior scale described in: Whiteside, S. P., & Lynam, D. R. (2001). The Five Factor Model and impulsivity: using a structural model of personality to understand impulsivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 30(4), 669-689. and made available by Dr. Lynam on: * http://www1.psych.purdue.edu/~dlynam/uppspage.htm ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OVERVIEW ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 45 4-point Likert Questions regarding impulsive behavior ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DURATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ the default set-up of the script takes appr. 3 minutes to complete ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DATA FILE INFORMATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The default data stored in the data files are: (1) Raw data file: 'upps.iqdat' date, time: date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber subject, group, session: with the current subject/groupnumber/session id build: the Inquisit build q*_response: response given (in assigned values) Scale: 1 (strongly agree) - 4 (disagree strongly) R = automatically reversed scored questions q*_latency: how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited) (2) Summary data file: 'upps_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant) inquisit.version: Inquisit version run computer.platform: the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android) startdate: date script was run starttime: time script was started subjectid: assigned subject id number groupid: assigned group id number sessionid: assigned session id number elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run) Summarydata for each participant: file saves the scores for the 4 subscales (see section QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP & SCORING) and totalscore (responses are reversed scored if appropriate) Higher Scores are indicative for higher impulsivity ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP & SCORING ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ According to Whiteside & Lynam (2001) impulsivity encompasses four personality facets that are assessed in the UPPS impulse behavior scale: the 45 questions are assigned to the following facets: 1) Urgency (URG): 2 (R), 6 (R), 10 (R), 14 (R), 18 (R), 24 (R), 28 (R), 32 (R), 36 (R), 41 (R), 43, 45 (R) "measures an individual’s tendency to act “impulsively” under conditions of negative affect" * 2) (lack of) Premeditation (PREM): 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 40. "assesses an individual’s tendency to act without consideration of the potential consequences of the behavior" * 3) (lack of) Perseverance (PERS): 4, 8 (R), 12, 16, 20, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38 (R) "assesses an individual’s tendency to give up in the face of boredom, fatigue, or frustration." * 4) Sensation Seeking (SS): 3 (R), 7 (R), 11 (R), 15 (R), 19 (R), 21 (R), 25 (R), 29 (R), 33 (R), 37 (R), 42 (R), 44 (R) "refers to an individual’s interest in and tendency to pursue activities that are exciting and novel" * (R) = reversed scoring * = see web site above ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EDITABLE CODE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.