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Kenneth J. Sher

In: Handbook of Implicit Cognition and Addiction

Chapter 30: Toward a Cognitive Theory of Substance Use and Dependence

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Toward a Cognitive Theory of Substance Use and Dependence
Toward a cognitive theory of substance use and dependence
Comment on theHandbook of Implicit Cognition and Addiction

Wiers and Stacy have done the field of addiction studies a major service by assembling this series of papers providing both a broad overview and in-depth analysis of the role of implicit cognition in addictive behavior. Indeed, I think the title of the book does a disservice to both the editors and the authors because, as it becomes readily apparent, the volume address the more general issue of cognition and addictive behavior because an analysis of “implicit” cognition requires consideration of more “explicit” cognition as illustrated by the discussion of dual-system approaches to cognition. One could take this observation further and ...

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