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Testing a frequency of exposure hypothesis in attentional bias for alcohol-related stimuli amongst social drinkers

Albery, Ian P., Sharma, Dinkar, Noyce, Simon, Frings, Daniel, Moss, Antony C. (2015) Testing a frequency of exposure hypothesis in attentional bias for alcohol-related stimuli amongst social drinkers. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 1 . pp. 68-72. ISSN 2352-8532. (doi:10.1016/j.abrep.2015.05.001) (KAR id:48396)

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Abstract

Aims

A 2 × 2 × 2 × 5 factorial design with Exposure Group (high, low) and Consumption Group (high, low) as between-participant factors and Word Type (alcohol, neutral) and Block (1–5) as within-participant factors was used. Forty-three undergraduate university students, 21 assigned to a high exposure group and 22 to a low exposure group, took part in the experiment. Exposure Group was defined according to whether or not participants currently worked in a bar or pub. Consumption Group was defined according to a median split on a quantity–frequency measure derived from two questions of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) questionnaire. A modified computerised Stroop colour naming test was used to measure response latencies.

Results

Attentional bias is dependent upon exposure to distinct types of alcohol-related cues.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.abrep.2015.05.001
Uncontrolled keywords: Attentional bias Cues Stroop effect Addiction social drinkers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Dinkar Sharma
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 11:47 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48396 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sharma, Dinkar: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0082-1285
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