Affect and craving: positive and negative affect are differentially associated with approach and avoidance inclinations.

@article{Schlauch2013AffectAC,
  title={Affect and craving: positive and negative affect are differentially associated with approach and avoidance inclinations.},
  author={Robert Charles Schlauch and Daniel Gwynn-Shapiro and Paul R. Stasiewicz and Danielle Sirriani Molnar and Alan R. Lang},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={1970-9}
}
BACKGROUND Research on reactivity to alcohol and drug cues has either ignored affective state altogether or has focused rather narrowly on the role of negative affect in craving. Moreover, until recently, the relevant analyses of affect and craving have rarely addressed the ambivalence often associated with craving itself. The current study investigated how both negative and positive affect moderate approach and avoidance inclinations associated with cue-elicited craving in a clinical sample… CONTINUE READING

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