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Whatcha' Looking At? A Measure of the Impact of Individual Differences in Drug and Alcohol Experience on Attentional Bias and Memory Associations

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dc.contributor.author McCrea, Kim
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-30T00:11:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-30T00:11:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/27020
dc.description.abstract Aims: This study examined whether attentional bias to alcohol and marijuana cues is related to recency and frequency of alcohol and marijuana use in a non-clinical population and compared it with other indirect measures of substance use associations. Method: Times spent looking at alcohol and marijuana cues in pictures were recorded using eye-tracking. Participants also completed cognitive tasks and a survey. Findings: Time spent looking at cues was a good predictor of frequency of alcohol and marijuana use. The new measure was correlated with the other cognitive measures of substance use associations. Conclusions: Attentional bias was found in individuals who are non-clinical substance users. Visual cues associated with substance use elicit attention and may potentially index motivation to use. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, Psychology Undergraduate Honours Essays en
dc.title Whatcha' Looking At? A Measure of the Impact of Individual Differences in Drug and Alcohol Experience on Attentional Bias and Memory Associations en
dc.type text en
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dc.description.affiliation Psychology, Department of (PSCS) (IKBSAS) (Okanagan) en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en


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