Drinking without thinking: an implicit measure of alcohol motivation predicts failure to control alcohol use.

@article{Ostafin2008DrinkingWT,
  title={Drinking without thinking: an implicit measure of alcohol motivation predicts failure to control alcohol use.},
  author={Brian D. Ostafin and G. Alan Marlatt and Anthony G Greenwald},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 11},
  pages={1210-9}
}
Addiction is characterized by dyscontrol - substance use despite intentions to restrain. Using a sample of at-risk drinkers, the present study examined whether an implicit measure of alcohol motivation (the Implicit Association Test [IAT]; Greenwald, A.G., McGhee, D.E., & Schwartz, J.L.K. (1998). Measuring individual differences in implicit cognition: the Implicit Association Test. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1464-1480) would predict dyscontrol of alcohol use. Participants… CONTINUE READING

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