Disulfiram, Self Efficacy and the Cue Exposure Hypothesis and Research Portfolio

Keogh, Catherine (1998) Disulfiram, Self Efficacy and the Cue Exposure Hypothesis and Research Portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Classical conditioning has been the predominat discourse in cue exposure research in the addictions. It would be wrong, however, to restrict the definition of cue exposure exclusively to a conditioning theory based mechanism since there are many other possible explanations for the effects of exposure to cues. This paper proposes that cue exposure is a valuable investigative technique that can be studied from a variety of different perspectives that include social learning theory and other cognitive models. A potential of cue exposure is that it provides a means of developing an understanding of addictive behaviour that is firmly rooted in widely studied general theories of behaviour. Furthermore, it provides a methodology to test hypotheses and to study mechanisms of cue reactivity and the effects of cues on problem drinking. In the clinical area in particular, cue exposure affords a more precise method to study the phenomenon of relapse and ultimately, the effects of cue exposure on clinical outcome.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Kate Davidson
Keywords: Clinical psychology
Date of Award: 1998
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1998-75252
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 21:26
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:26
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75252

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