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dc.contributor.authorSkorka-Brown, J
dc.contributor.authorAndrade, J
dc.contributor.authorMay, J
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T13:56:49Z
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-31T14:27:45Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T13:56:49Z
dc.date.available2014-03-31T14:27:45Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.issn0195-6663
dc.identifier.issn1095-8304
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/2925
dc.description.abstract

Elaborated Intrusion Theory (EI) postulates that imagery is central to craving, therefore a visually based task should decrease craving and craving imagery. This study provides the first laboratory test of this hypothesis in naturally occurring, rather than artificially induced, cravings. Participants reported if they were experiencing a craving and rated the strength, vividness and intrusiveness of their craving. They then either played 'Tetris' or they waited for a computer program to load (they were told it would load, but it was designed not to). Before task completion, craving scores between conditions did not differ; after, however, participants who had played 'Tetris' had significantly lower craving and less vivid craving imagery. The findings support EI theory, showing that a visuospatial working memory load reduces naturally occurring cravings, and that Tetris might be a useful task for tackling cravings outside the laboratory. Methodologically, the findings show that craving can be studied in the laboratory without using craving induction procedures.

dc.format.extent161-165
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.replaceshttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/2900
dc.relation.replaces10026.1/2900
dc.relation.replaces10026.1/3456
dc.relation.replaceshttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/3456
dc.subjectWorking memory
dc.subjectFood craving
dc.subjectSensory imagery
dc.subjectIntervention
dc.subjectMotivation
dc.titlePlaying ‘Tetris’ reduces the strength, frequency and vividness of naturally occurring cravings
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24508486
plymouth.volume76
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.01.073
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalAppetite
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.appet.2014.01.073
pubs.merge-from10026.1/3456
pubs.merge-fromhttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/3456
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dc.publisher.placeEngland
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-01-23
dc.identifier.eissn1095-8304
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