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UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale - Personality Studies

Pilkonis, Paul (2018) UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale - Personality Studies. [Dataset] (Unpublished)

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This submission contains data and codebooks from several personality studies conducted 1990-2017, organized by assessment instrument. For demographic information about the study participants, please refer to Background Information Questionnaire (BIQ) - Personality Studies (


1. Interpersonal Functioning and Emotion in Borderline Personality ("Couples")

This is a revised version of the UPPS Impulsive Behavior scale (Whiteside & Lynam, 2001). This version, UPPS+P (n=59 items), assesses an additional personality pathway to impulsive behavior, Positive Urgency (Cyders et al, 2007), in addition to the four pathways assessed in the original version of the scale-- Urgency (now Negative Urgency), (lack of) Premeditation, (lack of) Perseverance, and Sensation Seeking. The scale uses a 1 (agree strongly) to 4 (disagree strongly) response format.

Data Notes: Several items are reversed scored. See codebook. The .SAV and .DOCX files were replaced 4/24/2019 with more complete versions.

Reliability: Internal consistencies ranged from .82 to .91. (Whiteside & Lynam, 2001)


Cyders, M. A., Smith, G. T., Spillane, N. S., Fischer, S., Annus, A. M., & Peterson, C. (2007). Integration of impulsivity and positive mood to predict risky behavior: Development and validation of a measure of positive urgency. Psychological Assessment, 19(1), 107-118.

Cyders, M.A. & Smith, G.T. (2007). Mood-based rash action and its components: Positive and negative urgency. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 839-850.

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, 669-689.


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Item Type: Dataset
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Pilkonis, Paulpap1@pitt.edupap10000-0003-1075-0617
Date: 24 October 2018
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Psychiatry
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Funders: NIMH
Type of Data: Database
Copyright Holders: None
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 14:28
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 14:26


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