'Getting into the spirit': Alcohol-related interpretation bias in heavy-drinking students
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SourcePsychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 3, (2012), pp. 627-632
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Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
SubjectExperimental Psychopathology and Treatment
Alcohol misuse is characterized by patterns of selective information processing. The present study investigated whether heavy- compared with light-drinking students, show evidence of an alcohol-related interpretation bias to ambiguous, alcohol-related cues. Toward this aim, participants were asked to create continuations for ambiguous, open-ended scenarios that provided either an alcohol-related or neutral context. Results showed that heavy-drinking students generated more alcohol continuations for ambiguous alcohol-related scenarios than light-drinking students. This result was independent of the coding method used, with an interpretation bias found when continuations were coded by either participants themselves or by two independent raters.
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