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The effect of beliefs about alcohol’s acute effects on alcohol priming and alcohol-induced impairments of inhibitory control

beliefs on other widely used measures of inhibitory control. Supporting information S1 Text. Alcohol diary results. (DOCX) Author Contributions Conceptualization: Graeme Knibb, Paul Christiansen. Data ... curation: Graeme Knibb. Formal analysis: Graeme Knibb. Investigation: Graeme Knibb, Carl. A. Roberts. Methodology: Graeme Knibb, Abi Rose, Paul Christiansen. Project administration: Graeme Knibb

Do they Aggress Earlier? Investigating the Effects of Ego Depletion on Police Officers’ Use of Force Behavior

Endowed with the state monopoly on the legitimate use of even potentially lethal force, it is intolerable for police officers to act outside the governing legal and ethical framework. At the same time, officers are expected to exert self-control and refrain from excessive use of force when they deal with provocative and perilous situations. This study sought to investigate...

Tailoring pharmacotherapy to specific eating behaviours in obesity: Can recommendations for personalised therapy be made from the current data?

Pharmacotherapy provides an adjunct to behaviour modification in the management of obesity. There are a number of new drug therapies purportedly targeting appetite; liraglutide, and bupropion/naltrexone, which are European Medicines Agency and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, and lorcaserin and phentermine/topiramate, which have FDA approval only. Each of the six...

Bibi ergo sum: the effects of a placebo and contextual alcohol cues on motivation to drink alcohol

. Alcohol; Anticipated effects; Context; Craving; Priming; Placebo - * Paul Christiansen The seminal work of Marlatt et al. (1973) demonstrated that the anticipated effects of alcohol can be an important

Is the Public Willing to Help the Nigerian Police During the Boko Haram Crisis? A Look at Moderating Factors

This paper sought the opinion of 200 Nigerians on their willingness to cooperate with the police during the Boko Haram crisis. Public perceptions of police effectiveness during the crisis, residence location, gender and religious affiliation were used as moderators. Data was analysed using an explanatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling. Results indicated a...

The ad-libitum alcohol ‘taste test’: secondary analyses of potential confounds and construct validity

Rationale Motivation to drink alcohol can be measured in the laboratory using an ad-libitum ‘taste test’, in which participants rate the taste of alcoholic drinks whilst their intake is covertly monitored. Little is known about the construct validity of this paradigm. Objective The objective of this study was to investigate variables that may compromise the validity of this...

Alcohol-induced risk taking on the BART mediates alcohol priming

Abigail K. Rose Andrew Jones Natasha Clarke Paul Christiansen Rationale Hazardous drinking has been associated with risk taking and alcohol priming effects. However, the potential relationship

Electrophysiological Responses to Alcohol Cues Are Not Associated with Pavlovian-to-Instrumental Transfer in Social Drinkers

Pavlovian to Instrumental Transfer (PIT) refers to the behavioral phenomenon of increased instrumental responding for a reinforcer when in the presence of Pavlovian conditioned stimuli that were separately paired with that reinforcer. PIT effects may play an important role in substance use disorders, but little is known about the brain mechanisms that underlie these effects in...