Inquisit Test Variants

Manikin Task

The Manikin Task developed by DeHouwer et al (2001) measuring approach/avoidance with alcohol and non-alcohol related stimuli.

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Chen, M. & Bargh, J. A. (1999) An automatic effect of (all) attitudes on behavior: preconscious approach and avoidance responses to liked and disliked stimuli. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 215–224.

Neumann, R. & Strack, F. (2000) ‘Approach and avoidance’: the influence of proprioceptive and exteroceptive cues in encoding of affective information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 39–48.

De Houwer, J., Crombez, G., Baeyens, F. & Hermans, D. (2001). On the generality of the affective Simon effect. Cognition and Emotion, 15, 189–206.

Mogg K, Bradley BP, Field M, De Houwer J. (2003). Eye movements to smoking-related pictures in smokers: relationship between attentional biases and implicit and explicit measures of stimulus valence. Addiction, 98(6):825-36.

Field M, Mogg K, Bradley BP (2005) Craving and cognitive biases for alcohol cues in social drinkers. Alcohol and Alcoholism vol 40 pp 504-510.

Field M, Eastwood B, Bradley BP, Mogg K (2006) Selective processing of cannabis cues in regular cannabis users. Drug Alcohol Depend 85:75–82.

Field, M., Caren, R., Fernie, G., De Houwer, J. (2011) Alcohol approach tendencies in heavy drinkers: Comparison of effects in a Relevant Stimulus-Response Compatibility Task and an approach / avoidance Simon task. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors vol 25 pp 697-701.

Barkby, H., Dickson, J.M., Roper, L., & Field, M. (2012). To Approach or Avoid Alcohol? Automatic and Self-Reported Motivational Tendencies in Alcohol Dependence. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 361-368.


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