Substance Use Disorders: Cognitive Models and Architectures

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explores cognitive mediational factors in behavioral phenomena accompanying alcohol & drug abuse


Explore cognitive models [of behavioral phenomena of substance abuse] / emphasize recent work in the alcohol realm / begin by presenting information that led to the need for mediational mechanisms of the kind that cognitive science can provide / [discuss] some early evidence that shows the utility of cognitive models for explaining these phenomena
recent cognitive concepts as mediational mechanisms [episodic and semantic memory, procedural memory, attention and consciousness, automatic versus controlled processing, priming: implicit and explicit, prototypes and exemplars, encoding specificity, fuzzy categories]

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Substance Use Disorders: Cognitive Models and Architectures, in P. Kendall & K.S. Dobson (Eds.), Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy Series: Psychopathology and Cognition, Academic Press, p. 245-292