Jesse Singal on why psychologists think we should resist that impulse.
Huckaby allegedly killing Sandra Cantu could have been an accident or an impulse.
“With adolescent brain development, one of the last things to develop is impulse control,” says Corcoran.
I saw his legs buckle and his entire body flinch as he fought the impulse to flatten himself against the asphalt.
The concept of impulse control comes from a better understanding of the brain mechanisms that underlie self-restraint.
She sprang up, and, with an impulse for rescue, went to the door of the smoking-room.
His first impulse was to rush out of the house and to keep running.
He had acted on impulse; he knew that if he let his impulse cool he would not act at all.
It lacks initiative and cannot give an impulse for good or bad.
Raoul felt like shooting them all, just for being Potawatomi, but he held the impulse in check.
early 15c., "an act of impelling, a thrust, push," from Latin impulsus "a push against, pressure, shock," also "incitement, instigation, impulse," past participle of impellere (see impel). Meaning "stimulus in the mind arising from some state or feeling" first recorded 1640s.
impulse im·pulse (ĭm'pŭls')
A sudden pushing or driving force.
A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination.
The electrochemical transmission of a signal along a nerve fiber that produces an excitatory or inhibitory response at a target tissue.