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Drinking and Future-oriented Cognition: Acute Alcohol Effects on Episodic Future Thinking in Social Drinkers

Brown, Marie; (2019) Drinking and Future-oriented Cognition: Acute Alcohol Effects on Episodic Future Thinking in Social Drinkers. Doctoral thesis (D.Clin.Psy), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This thesis reports a study examining the impact of acute alcohol ingestion on Episodic Future Thinking (EFT) in social drinkers. The study used an independent group design, whereby one group was administered alcohol and the other received a matched placebo. Both groups were required to imagine future-oriented events in relation to a cue sentence and then perform various cognitive tasks, including an imagination task. The results indicated that EFT remains relatively robust against acute alcohol effects. The implications of this finding are considered within the context of clinical interventions for alcohol dependent individuals. EFT simulations were also found to include episodic memory content, thereby providing support for the Constructive Episodic Simulation hypothesis (Schacter, Addis & Buckner, 2008).

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: D.Clin.Psy
Title: Drinking and Future-oriented Cognition: Acute Alcohol Effects on Episodic Future Thinking in Social Drinkers
Event: University College London
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author 2019. Original content in this thesis is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Any third-party copyright material present remains the property of its respective owner(s) and is licensed under its existing terms. Access may initially be restricted at the author’s request.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084205
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