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.

Toward a Cognitive Theory of Substance Use and Dependence

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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