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William & Mary Addiction Lab

The W&M Addiction Lab, led by Cheryl Dickter and Catherine Forestell, investigates the role of tobacco smoke and alcohol exposure, either primary or secondary, affects implicit and explicit responses to smoking and alcohol-related stimuli throughout development. We employ behavioral as well as electrophysiological measures to answer these questions.

We focus on the following questions:

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Dickter, C. L., Forestell, C. A., & Volz, S. (2018). The Effect of Parental Smoking on Pre-Adolescents’ Implicit and Explicit Perceptions of Smoking-related Cues. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32(7), 759-769.

Dickter, C.L., Forestell, C.A., Hammett, P.J., Young, C.M., (2014). Relationship between alcohol dependence, escape drinking, and early neural attention to alcohol-related cues. Psychopharmacology, doi: 10.1007/s00213-013-3348-6.

Dickter, C. L., Kieffaber, P. D., Kittel, J. A, Forestell, C. A., (2013). Mu Suppression as an Indicator of Activation of the Perceptual-Motor System by Smoking-related Cues in Smokers. Psychphysiology, doi: 10.1111/psyp.12044.

Forestell, C. A., Dickter, C. L., & Young, C. M.,* (2012). Take me away: The relationship between escape drinking and attentional bias for alcohol-related cues. Alcohol, 46(6), 543-549.

Haight, J.,* Dickter, C. L., & Forestell, C. A., (2012). A comparison of daily and occasional smokers' implicit affective responses to smoking cues. Addicitive Behaviors, 37(3), 234-9.

Dickter, C. L., & Forestell, C. A., (2012). Peering through the smoke: The effect of parental smoking behavior and addiction on daily smokers' attentional bias to smoking cues. Addictive Behaviors, 37(2), 187-92.

Forestell, C. A., Dickter, C. L., Wright, J. D.*, & Young, C. M.,* (2012). Clearing the smoke: Parental influences on non-smokers' attentional biases to smoking-related cues. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26(3), 638-43.