Psychological Science 18 (4):326-333 (2007)

Authors
Abstract
Prior research has demonstrated that antisocial behavior, substance-use disorders, and personality dimensions of aggression and impulsivity are indicators of a highly heritable underlying dimension of risk, labeled externalizing. Other work has shown that individual trait constructs within this psychopathology spectrum are associated with reduced self-monitoring, as reflected by amplitude of the error-related negativity (ERN) brain response. In this study of undergraduate subjects, reduced ERN amplitude was associated with higher scores on a self-report measure of the broad externalizing construct that links these various indicators. In addition, the ERN was associated with a response-locked increase in anterior theta (4–7 Hz) oscillation; like the ERN, this theta response to errors was reduced among high-externalizing individuals. These findings suggest that neurobiologically based deficits in endogenous action monitoring may underlie generalized risk for an array of impulse-control problems.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Cognitive and Emotional Influences in Anterior Cingulate Cortex.Bush G., Luu P. & Posner Mi - 2000 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 4 (6):215-220.
Human Error and its Role in the Philosophy of Engineering.Owen Graeme Ingles - 1986 - Dissertation, University of New South Wales (Australia)
Back Volumes.Externalizing Content Matjaz Potrc - 1990 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 44:140.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-03-28

Total views
281 ( #28,646 of 2,402,079 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
26 ( #30,792 of 2,402,079 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes