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.

Relevance of Research on Experimental Psychopathology to Substance Misuse

Relevance of Research on Experimental Psychopathology to Substance Misuse

Relevance of research on experimental psychopathology to substance misuse

Abstract: In the domain of the emotional disorders, many research efforts have focused on the role of implicit cognition. Findings from these studies have provided important clues with respect to the role of implicit cognitions in the persistence of psychopathological complaints as well as to the returns of complaints after treatment. In this chapter, we take the findings of this line of research as the starting point and explore how it relates to theories in the areas of addiction. We mainly focus on attentional processes in an attempt to provide some clues in answering the main question of this chapter, which is: Do implicit drug-related cognitions have causal ...

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