Impulse Overview

The Impulse Lab at George Mason University conducts research studies on binge eating, purging, and alcohol abuse. We examine how personality traits influence these behaviors through deficits in emotion regulation, impulse control, and reward seeking.

We are currently conducting studies on:

  • The influence of personality traits on bulimic symptoms, substance abuse, and self-injury. 
    Gender differences in the influence of personality traits on disordered eating and substance abuse over time.

  • How the brain's reward system processing of appetitive food cues influences craving under various mood conditions.

If you are interested in receiving treatment for eating disorder symptoms, please contact the GMU Center of Psychological Servics at (703) 993-1370.