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The impact of imagining personalized versus standardized urge scenarios on cigarette craving and autonomic reactivity.
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PMID:  11764016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cue-reactivity paradigm was used to investigate the effects of personalizing imagery materials on smokers' reactivity to smoking cues. Cigarette smokers (n = 60) described situations used to create 4 personalized imagery scripts: positive mood/urge, positive mood/no urge, neutral mood/urge, and neutral mood/no urge. Their reactivity to these scripts as well as 4 standardized imagery scripts and 4 personalized scripts of another smoker was assessed. Personalization led to greater vividness, positive mood, and relevance ratings compared with the other 2 script types. Personalization of urge material did not enhance craving beyond that generated by the other 2 script types but did suppress craving under no-urge conditions. Findings stand in contrast to current conceptualizations of craving regarding the proposed impact of personalization on craving and suggest alternative mechanisms by which imagery cues influence craving generation.
C A Conklin; S T Tiffany
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1064-1297     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp Clin Psychopharmacol     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-14     Completed Date:  2002-05-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9419066     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Psychopharmacol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-408     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1364, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arousal / physiology
Autonomic Nervous System / drug effects*
Heart Rate / physiology
Imagination / physiology*
Smoking / psychology*
Smoking Cessation / psychology

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