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The psychology of addiction

Research group
Active research
Project owner
Psykologiska institutionen

Short description

The addiciton to alcohol and other drugs are considered as one of our major public health issues. The consequences of an addiction are several. It affects the individual as well as relatives, work situation, and other people in society.

In the research group Addiction Psychology: Experimental and Clinical research (APEC) we are especially interested in different psychological processes, for example thought, emotions and behaviour, in relation to use of alcohol and other drugs. Our research focuses on both immediate and long term effects of alchol and drug use, and what psychological risk factors that could contribute to develope an addiction.