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William & Mary Addiction Lab

The W&M Addiction Lab, led by Catherine Forestell and Cheryl Dickter, investigates how exposure to smoking and drinking affects implicit and explicit cognitive responses to cigarette- and alcohol-related cues throughout development. We employ behavioral as well as electrophysiological measures to answer these questions.

We focus on the following questions:

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Forestell, C.A., Dickter, C.L., & Collier-Spruel, L.A.* (In Press). Parental alcohol dependence but not escape drinking predict pre-adolescents’ implicit affective responses to alcohol-related visual cues. Alcohol.

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. Psychopharmacology231(9), 2031-2040.

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. Psychophysiology, 50(7), 664-70.

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.