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Context and alcohol consumption behaviors affect inhibitory control

Qureshi, Adam W.; Monk, Rebecca L.; Pennington, Charlotte; Li, Xiaoyun; Leatherbarrow, Thomas

Authors

Adam W. Qureshi

Rebecca L. Monk

Xiaoyun Li

Thomas Leatherbarrow



Abstract

© 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Contrasting the traditional focus on alcohol-related visual images, this study examined the impact of both alcohol-related auditory cues and visual stimuli on inhibitory control (IC). Fifty-eight participants completed a Go/No-Go Task, with alcohol-related and neutral visual stimuli presented with or without short or continuous auditory bar cues. Participants performed worse when presented with alcohol-related images and auditory cues. Problematic alcohol consumption and higher effortful control (EC) were associated with better IC performance for alcohol images. It is postulated that those with higher EC may be better able to ignore alcohol-related stimuli, while those with problematic alcohol consumption are unconsciously less attuned to these. This runs contrary to current dogma and highlights the importance of examining both auditory and visual stimuli when investigating IC.

Citation

Qureshi, A. W., Monk, R. L., Pennington, C., Li, X., & Leatherbarrow, T. (2017). Context and alcohol consumption behaviors affect inhibitory control. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47(11), 625-633. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12465

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 17, 2017
Online Publication Date Aug 9, 2017
Publication Date Nov 1, 2017
Journal Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Print ISSN 0021-9029
Electronic ISSN 1559-1816
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 47
Issue 11
Pages 625-633
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12465
Keywords inhibitory control, context effects, alcohol-related visual and auditory stimuli
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/877979
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12465
Additional Information Additional Information : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Qureshi, A. W., Monk, R. L., Pennington, C., Li, X. and Leatherbarrow, T. (2017) Context and alcohol consumption behaviors affect inhibitory control. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. ISSN 00219029, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12465. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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