Methodological considerations in cognitive bias research: The next steps

Alia F. Ataya, Sally Adams, Emma Mullings, Robbie M. Cooper, Angela S. Attwood, Marcus R. Munafo

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Abstract

Field and Christiansen (2012) comment on the importance of establishing and understanding the internal reliability of measures of substance-related cognitive bias, and suggest potential reasons for the poor reliability of some task variants. We agree that the impact of using stimuli personalized to the participant on the reliability of cognitive bias tasks is worthy of systematic investigation. However, some tasks may still be inherently less reliable than others. Ultimately, this debate should be framed within the wider debate on the validity of laboratory models and methods used to assess real-world phenomena. (c) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-192
Number of pages2
JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
Volume124
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012

Bibliographical note

Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Structured keywords

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Tobacco and Alcohol

Keywords

  • Smoking
  • Humans
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Attention
  • Male
  • Female

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