Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems

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Project MORIARTY: Applying dual process models of cognition in addictions research, theory and practice

Speaker: Dr Antony Moss
Date/Time: Wednesday 11 February 2009, 4.15pm
Location: Computing Laboratory, room S110B


Dual process models in social and cognitive psychology are widely used to understand a range of human behaviours and abilities. Moss & Albery (under review) have recently developed a dual process model for understanding the effects of alcohol on thought and behaviour, integrating two earlier social cognitive models in this field. Current efforts in our research group have seen this model being applied to addictions research focused on identifying predictors of treatment success amongst alcohol dependent patients, and combines, in the context of our theoretical model, elements of both standard neurocognitive assessments (e.g. executive function tasks) as well as implicit measures such as the alcohol Stroop and Go/No-Go Association Task. It is hoped that the findings from our work can be used to target interventions more successfully on supporting the range of cognitive deficits/biases among dependent drinkers which negatively impact on treatment outcome, as well as identifying those individuals most likely to require additional support to prevent relapse/treatment drop-out. The findings from a series of pilot studies supporting our current research will also be discussed

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