The Addiction Research Laboratory. at Florida State University Directed by Alan R. Lang, Ph.D. The R. Robert von Brüning Professor of Psychology. Just as there are reasons to indulge…. …there are also reasons to avoid indulgence. Avoidance. Avoidance. Ambiv a lence. Ambiv a lence.
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Florida State University
Directed byAlan R. Lang, Ph.D.
The R. Robert von Brüning Professor of Psychology
…there are also reasons to avoid indulgence.
ApproachHence, a Two-Dimensional Evaluative Decision Space
Inclination to Indulge
Inclination to Not Indulge
→Mostly we study alcohol, but we are interested in other addictive, appetitive, and habitual behaviors as well...
Of particular interest is decision space through analysis of:cognitive mediation of alcohol’s effects on emotion and on so-called “dysregulated” behavior (e.g., fear, under-controlled expression of sex, aggression, and prejudice, as well as of the indulgent behavior itself)
We have investigated this model from a variety of perspectives and at various levels of analysis, represented in current students’ work
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