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Drinking Behaviour Associated With Differential Attentional and Behavioural Approach Versus Avoidance Responses

Poster Session VI - Board: VI- 145
Friday, May 28, 2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Jason Sharbanee
University of Western Australia

Colin MacLeod
University of Western Australia

Werner G.K. Stritzke
University of Western Australia

Reinout Wiers
University of Amsterdam

The present study assesses student drinkers’ selective attention and behavioural action tendencies towards alcohol cues. Drinking behaviour was associated with different patterns of approach and avoidance in the behavioural and attentional domains. This suggests that they reflect functionally distinct processes, which may have an interactive contribution to drinking behaviour.

Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Substance Abuse

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