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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

10

Number

1 & 2

Page Numbers

pages 41-45

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2004

Abstract

This correlational study investigated the role of substance use and experience in selective attention using a modified Stroop color-naming task. Thirty-three individuals completed Adult Substance Use Surveys and a computergenerated Stroop task modified by substituting drug words for color names. The prediction was that level of life disruption would interrupt task performance such that those scoring higher on disruption would display slower reaction times. Results revealed life disruption to be significantly correlated with reaction time. Those scoring highest on the disruption measure exhibited slower Stroop reaction times than those with lower disruption scores. These results suggest that treatment interventions targeting automatic mental processes in thought modification might be a helpful approach in substance related therapies.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

5 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 10 no. 1 & 2 2004

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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