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.
Chapter 34: Common Themes and New Directions in Implicit Cognition and Addiction
Common Themes and New Directions in Implicit Cognition and Addiction
This book has presented many different perspectives on implicit cognitive processes in addiction. The diversity of measures, theories, and applications reflects the nature of a rapidly expanding, new area that has roots in different research areas and disciplines. Despite the variety, there are some important ways in which most of the chapters unite in their message and implications. In our view, one of the most important common messages is that an implicit cognition framework provides a new and useful way to conceptualize, understand, and prevent or treat addictions. Yet, these new ideas did not occur in a vacuum and have many historical roots. Another general theme ...