Desire thinking as a predictor of craving and binge drinking: A longitudinal study.
Martino, F, Caselli, G, Felicetti, F, Rampioni, M, Romanelli, P, Troiani, L, Sandra, S, Albery, IP and Spada, MM (2016). Desire thinking as a predictor of craving and binge drinking: A longitudinal study. Addictive Behaviors. 64, pp. 118 - 122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.046
|Authors||Martino, F, Caselli, G, Felicetti, F, Rampioni, M, Romanelli, P, Troiani, L, Sandra, S, Albery, IP and Spada, MM|
Desire thinking is a conscious and voluntary cognitive process orienting to prefigure images, information and memories about positive target-related experience. Desire thinking has been found to be associated with both craving and alcohol use in clinical and non-clinical populations, however its role in predicting craving and problematic drinking patterns has never been investigated using a longitudinal design. The central aim of the present study was to explore the role of desire thinking at Time 2 (3months post-baseline) in predicting craving and binge drinking and Time 3 (6months post-baseline), controlling for levels of both these constructs and Time 1 (baseline). One hundred and thirty three non-hazardous drinkers were assessed on craving and binge drinking at Times 1 and 3, and on desire thinking at Time 2. Findings showed that desire thinking at Time 2 predicted craving and binge drinking at Time 3, controlling for craving and binge drinking at Time 1. Furthermore, the imaginal prefiguration component of desire thinking at Time 2 was found to mediate the relationship between craving at Times 1 and 3; conversely the verbal perseveration component of desire thinking at Time 2 was found to mediate the relationship between binge drinking at Times 1 and 3. The implications of these findings are discussed.
|Journal citation||64, pp. 118 - 122|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.046|
|01 Sep 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||20 Dec 2016|
|Accepted||31 Aug 2016|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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