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Title: INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF IMPLICIT COGNITIVE TRAINING FOR ATTENTIONAL BIAS, BEHAVIOURAL BIAS, AND INHIBITORY CONTROL IN REDUCING CIGARETTE SMOKING
Authors: CHIONH YUN JIE SHERMAINE
Keywords: dual process, substance use, implicit cognition, inhibitory control, attention bias, approach bias
Issue Date: 25-Aug-2017
Citation: CHIONH YUN JIE SHERMAINE (2017-08-25). INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF IMPLICIT COGNITIVE TRAINING FOR ATTENTIONAL BIAS, BEHAVIOURAL BIAS, AND INHIBITORY CONTROL IN REDUCING CIGARETTE SMOKING. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study investigated whether combined implicit cognitive training (ICT) to reduce cigarette smokers’ automatic attention bias, approach bias, and inhibitory control deficit to smoking cues was effective to decrease their smoking frequency, cravings, and implicit smoking attitudes. Smokers underwent a Training (n = 37) versus Wait-List Control (n = 26) design with pre-training, post-training, and 1-week follow-up assessments. Condition x Time interactions did not reach statistical significance. However, within-subject analyses of all smokers who completed training (N = 62) found some support that training lowered smokers’ maladaptive cognitive processes (attention bias and inhibitory control deficit) and smoking outcomes (smoking frequency and cravings). Mediation analysis revealed that reductions in smoking outcomes were not mediated by changes in the cognitive processes. Findings suggest some potential for combined implicit cognitive training but further research is required to establish its effectiveness in reducing cigarette smoking.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/137521
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