Attetional bias associated with alcohol related cues: differences between old and young people
The aim of the present experiment was to investigate potential differences in attention to alcohol related cues between older subjects, followed by a further comparison with data which were achieved by a previous study with young subjects. During the study, we used different questionnaires in order to evaluate participants Profile of Mood States (POMS), Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire (AEQ). Results: Using One Sample t test, it was unlikely to establish the main effect of the bias within the old-sample itself. Further comparisons between the two studies revealed significant differences for the questionnaires used, for the POMS factors: sociability, liquid courage; for the AEQ factors: vigorous, elation, confidence, fatigue, & arousal. Some of the potential reasons for the Unbiased Attentional outcomes are further discussed.