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Breindebaas: measuring the Validity of a Personalised and Standardised Alcohol-Approach Bias Measure

Brouwer, Niels (2019) Breindebaas: measuring the Validity of a Personalised and Standardised Alcohol-Approach Bias Measure.

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Abstract:Background: Dual-process models highlight the importance of the impulsive pathway in maintaining excessive drinking behaviour through the development of alcohol-approach biases. The standardised and personalised Alcohol-Approach Bias Measures (AABMs) of the mobile application Breindebaas may be used to measure such alcohol-approach biases. The current study aimed to assess the validity of the standardised and personalised AABMs in Breindebaas. Methods: Seventeen participants completed the AABMs alongside measures of alcohol consumption, dependence and craving, as well as a neuroticism-related measure to test for convergence. Additionally, it was tested whether the personalised AABM knew higher scores than the standardised AABM. Lastly, the current study identified whether neuroticism moderated the relationship between scores on the AABMs. Results: The current study could not find support for the main study questions. Indications were provided by the feedback from participants. Participants found the minimum-selection of fifty alcoholic images in the personalised AABM too large. Alternatively, participants preferred multiple images of alcoholic drinks. Conclusions: The current study contributed to the question surrounding the optimal balance between diversity in images and the experience of personalisation. Future research on personalised AABMs may remove the minimum-number of images to be selected, and include multiple images of the same drinks.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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