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The Eysenck Impulsiveness Scale (EIS)[1] is a 54-item yes/no questionnaire designed to measure impulsiveness.


Three subscales are computed from this measure: Impulsiveness, Venturesomeness, and Empathy. Impulsiveness is defined as "behaving without thinking and without realizing the risk involved in the behavior".[2] Venturesomeness is conceptualized as "being conscious of the risk of the behavior but acting anyway"[2] The questionnaire was constructed through factor analysis to contain items that most highly loaded on impulsiveness and venturesomeness.[2] The EIS is a widely used and well-validated measure.[2]

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  1. (1985). Age norms for impulsiveness, venturesomeness and empathy in adults. Personality and Individual Differences 6 (5): 613–9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Dean, Chelsea R. (2006). Assessing self-injurious behaviors on a College Campus.Template:Pn
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