Carryover effects to addiction-associated stimuli in a group of marijuana and cocaine users

Sharma, Dinkar and Money, Sharon (2010) Carryover effects to addiction-associated stimuli in a group of marijuana and cocaine users. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 24 (9). pp. 1309-1316. ISSN 0269-8811. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Addiction has been characterized as an attentional bias towards drug-related cues. In two experiments we investigate the effects of non-words that have been associatively trained to addiction-related images in a group of marijuana and cocaine users. These associated non-words were presented along with unstudied non-words in a subsequent addiction Stroop task. Results indicate a slowdown in responding to the colour of non-words that were paired with cocaine-related images compared with non-cocaine related images. The slowdown was also characterized as a carryover effect, with the largest effect occurring on trials following the addiction-associated non-word. No effects were found for marijuana images associated with non-words.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: attention, bias, marijuana, cocaine, stroop, conditioning
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Dinkar Sharma
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012 08:37
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 10:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29937 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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