Does attentoinal bias have a causal impact on addictive behavior

01 September 2007 → 29 February 2008
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
addiction experimental psychopathology attentional bias
Project description

A core problem with all forms of addiction is the lack of conscious control over behavior and feelings. In cognitive psychology, such problematic behavior is most often attriuted to automatic processes and cognitions. The stay of Dr. Matt Field fits within the research on the causal role of attentional bias in addiction.