Dissociations between "wanting" and "liking" in addiction

01 October 2011 → 30 September 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • General 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
implicit measures addiction conditioning
Project description

Influential theories suggest that addiction is driven by drug wanting and not by drug liking. We aim to examine this dissociation. We will validate paradigms that are assumed to measure wanting and liking in samples of substance (ab)users, and we try to predict addictive behaviour on an individual basis. We also examine how this dissociation develops, using conditioning procedures.