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The influence of sensitivity to reward on reactivity to alcohol-related cues.
AIMS To investigate the role of sensitivity to reward in mediating social drinkers' reactivity to alcohol cues. DESIGN A standard cue-reactivity paradigm was employed. Two groups of social drinkersExpand
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Affect-regulated indirect effects of trait anxiety and trait resilience on self-esteem
This study examined the influence of trait resilience and trait anxiety on self-esteem and investigated the mediating role of positive and negative affect in this relationship. Specifically, it wasExpand
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Binge drinking, reflection impulsivity, and unplanned sexual behavior: impaired decision-making in young social drinkers.
BACKGROUND The repeated pattern of heavy intoxication followed by withdrawal from alcohol (i.e., "binge drinking") has been found to have substantial adverse effects on prefrontal neural systemsExpand
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Personality and responses to appetitive and aversive stimuli: the joint influence of behavioural approach and behavioural inhibition systems
Gray’s reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST) posits two separable neurological systems involved in the regulation of personality and behaviour. The behavioural approach and inhibition systemsExpand
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Alcohol expectancies and drinking refusal self-efficacy mediate the association of impulsivity with alcohol misuse.
BACKGROUND Recent work suggests that 2 biologically based traits convey risk for alcohol misuse: reward sensitivity/drive and (rash) impulsiveness. However, the cognitive mechanisms through whichExpand
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Reactivity to alcohol-related cues: relationship among cue type, motivational processes, and personality.
This study examined the relationship between personality traits implicated in the drinking literature (i.e., sensation seeking and anxiety) and reactivity to 2 different alcohol cues. The opportunityExpand
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Positive expectancies and perceived impaired control mediate the influence of reward drive and rash impulsiveness on alcohol use
Abstract Recent factor analytic studies indicate that the broad trait of impulsivity comprises at least two distinct dimensions with regard to substance use. Thus, a two-factor model of impulsivity,Expand
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Should personality traits be considered when refining substance misuse treatment programs?
The interplay between stable personality characteristics and environmental factors is emphasised in most contemporary approaches to individual differences. This interaction appears to be important inExpand
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Can emotion-focused coping help explain the link between posttraumatic stress disorder severity and triggers for substance use in young adults?
High rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been reported among people seeking treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs), although few studies have examined the relationship betweenExpand
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Personality, behavioural and affective characteristics of hazardous drinkers
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of appetitive and aversive motivation on hazardous drinking behaviour by drawing on Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST). AExpand
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