Expectancy for negative affect relief due to smoking may not be predictive under acute mood situations.

Abstract

Smoking behavior may be more persistent among those who expect that smoking will relieve negative affect (NA). Assessing smoking expectancies temporally close to mood situations could enhance the predictive value of that assessment. Dependent smokers (n = 71; 43 male, 28 female) participated in five laboratory sessions, each involving mood induction. The NA… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0026456

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