For the first time, research on implicit cognitive processes relevant for the understanding of addictive behaviors and their prevention or treatment is brought together in one volume! The Handbook of Implicit Cognition and Addiction features the work of an internationally renowned group of contributing North American and European authors who draw together developments in basic research on implicit cognition with recent developments in addiction research. Editors Reinout W. Wiers and Alan W. Stacy examine recent findings from a variety of disciplines including basic memory and experimental psychology, experimental psychopathology, emotion, and neurosciences.

Acute Effects of Alcohol and other Drugs on Automatic and Intentional Control

Acute Effects of Alcohol and other Drugs on Automatic and Intentional Control

Acute effects of alcohol and other drugs on automatic and intentional control

Abstract: Research in substance abuse has witnessed increased application of cognitive theories and methodologies and there is growing interest in the role of automatic (i.e., implicit) processes. This chapter explains how process-dissociation models distinguish between automatic and controlled processes and considers how drugs alter the degree to which behavior is influenced by automatic processes. The chapter reviews findings from studies that used process-dissociation models to examine acute effects of alcohol, and other drugs. It is argued that the ability of drugs to promote a reliance on automatic influences could explain a broad range of behavioral effects observed in the drugged state, and ...

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