Impulsiveness and resource allocation: Testing Humphreys and Revelle’s (1984) explanation of impulsive personality

Smillie, Luke D.; Yeo, Gillian B. and Lang, Katie L.. 2009. Impulsiveness and resource allocation: Testing Humphreys and Revelle’s (1984) explanation of impulsive personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 43(6), pp. 1083-1086. ISSN 00926566 [Article]

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Humphreys and Revelle [Humphreys, M. S., Revelle, W. (1984). Personality, motivation and performance: A theory of the relationship between individual differences and information processing. Psychological Review, 91, 153–184] suggest that impulsive individuals have relatively greater capacity to improve performance through task-directed resource allocation. This implies that there will be a differential effect of increases in effort intensity on performance for high and low impulsive individuals. Two quasi-experiments tested this prediction using a relative-judgement task (total N = 108, 68 females), however neither revealed the predicted interaction. In light of these findings, we re-consider the Humphreys–Revelle model in relation to independent but potentially related theory and research.

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Article

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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2009.07.005

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Psychology

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2009Published

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5424

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29 Mar 2011 12:07

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07 Dec 2012 12:56

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5424

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