___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ UPPS-P IMPULSE BEHAVIOR SCALE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC Date: 01-28-2013 last updated: 03-03-2022 by K. Borchert (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC Script Copyright © 03-03-2022 Millisecond Software ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BACKGROUND INFO ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This script implements the UPPS-P impulsive behavior scale made available by Dr. Lynam on: http://www1.psych.purdue.edu/~dlynam/uppspage.htm The original UPPS was based on 4 facets of impulsivity and was originally 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. The edited version UPPS-P adds a fifth personality facet to the construct of impulsivity. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OVERVIEW ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 59 4-point Likert Questions regarding impulsive behavior ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DURATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ the default set-up of the script takes appr. 5 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_p_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 subscales and totalscore (responses are reversed scored if appropriate) Higher Scores are indicative for higher impulsivity ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP & SCORING ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ original 4 facets: 1) Negative Urgency (NURG): 2 (R), 67(R), 12 (R), 17 (R), 22 (R), 29 (R), 34 (R), 39 (R), 44 (R), 51 (R), 54, 58 (R) "measures an individual’s tendency to act “impulsively” under conditions of negative affect" * 2) (lack of) Premeditation (PREM): 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 28, 33, 38, 43, 48, 49. "assesses an individual’s tendency to act without consideration of the potential consequences of the behavior" * 3) (lack of) Perseverance (PERS): 4, 9 (R), 14, 19, 24, 27, 32, 37, 42, 47 (R) "assesses an individual’s tendency to give up in the face of boredom, fatigue, or frustration." * 4) Sensation Seeking (SS): 3 (R), 8 (R), 13 (R), 18 (R), 23 (R), 26 (R), 31 (R), 36 (R), 41 (R), 46 (R), 52 (R), 56 (R) "refers to an individual’s interest in and tendency to pursue activities that are exciting and novel" * added facet: 5) Positive Urgency (PURG): 5 (R), 10 (R), 15 (R), 20 (R), 25 (R), 30 (R), 35 (R), 40 (R), 45 (R), 50 (R), 53 (R), 55 (R), 57 (R), 59 (R) "Positive Urgency, assesses an individual’s tendency to give in to impulses under conditions of high positive affect." * (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.