Cognition And Addiction

Paperback | November 19, 2006

EditorMarcus Munafo, Ian Albery

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Addiction research has a long history, but it is only recently that experimental psychologists and neuroscientists have begun to investigate the cognitive aspects of addictive behaviours. This has revealed a complex inter-play of cognitive mechanisms that subserve subjective experiencesassociated with addiction, such as drug craving. This has led to a marked increase in interest in the potential of such research to elucidate, for example, the processes that may lead to relapse following abstinence. Although research into the relationship between cognitive processes and addictive behaviours is currently an area of substantial growth and interest, this book has brought together the state-of-the-art in this research. As the field matures such a monograph is timely and will serve to capture thecurrent state of knowledge, as well as identifying directions for future research. Within the book, current research and theoretical models have been synthesised by leading authors in the field of cognition and addiction, with a particular emphasis on widely investigated substances of abuse such as alcohol, nicotine, cocaine and opiates. The individual authors, all of whom arehigh profile researchers of international standing, have provided a series of chapters that cover mechanisms that underpin cognitive processes in addiction and their application to specific addictive behaviours.

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Addiction research has a long history, but it is only recently that experimental psychologists and neuroscientists have begun to investigate the cognitive aspects of addictive behaviours. This has revealed a complex inter-play of cognitive mechanisms that subserve subjective experiencesassociated with addiction, such as drug craving. T...

Marcus Munafo's research interests are in the integration of multiple research perspectives to understand individual differences in smoking behaviour and, in particular, smoking cessation. This has included substantial work on smoking cessation pharmacogenetics, as well as behavioural and neuroimaging studies of smoking-related endoph...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:November 19, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Ian P. Albery, Dinkar Sharma, Asli Niazi and Antony C. Moss: Theoretical perspectives and approaches2. Alan W. Stacy and Reinout W. Wiers: An implicit cognition, associative memory framework for addiction3. Matt Field: Attentional biases in drug abuse and addiction: cognitive mechanisms, causes, consequences and implications4. I. Miles Cox, Eric Klinger and Javad Salehi Fadardi: Motivational basis of cognitive determinants of addiction5. Chris McCusker: Towards understanding loss of control: an automatic network theory of addictive behaviours6. Mark S. Goldman, Jack Darkes, Richard R. Reich and Karen O. Brandon: From DNA to conscious thought: the influence of anticipatory processes on human alcohol consumption7. Ross McD. Young, Barry T. Jones, Carey Walmsley and Antony Nutting: Opiate cognitions8. Marcus R. Munafo and Brian Hitsman: Neurocircuitry of attentional processes in addictive behaviours9. Andrew J. Waters and Adam Leventhal: Clinical relevance of implicit cognition in addiction10. Frank Ryan: Appetite lost and found: cognitive psychology in the addiction clinic