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Psychological distance intervention reminders reduce alcohol consumption frequency in daily life

Modifying behaviors, such as alcohol consumption, is difficult. Creating psychological distance between unhealthy triggers and one’s present experience can make it easier to change. Using two multisite, randomized experiments, we examine whether …

Alcohol Cue Reactivity in the Ventral Striatum and Daily Purpose in Life Moderate the Relationship between Alcohol Craving and Consumption in College Students

**Background and Aim**. Alcohol craving is an urge to consume alcohol that commonly precedes drinking. However, craving does not lead to drinking for all people under all circumstances. The current study examined potential moderators in drinking …

Momentary associations between affect and alcohol use in the daily lives of college students

**Objective:** Alcohol is theorized to be motivated by desires to regulate negative affect and/or to enhance positive affect. We tested the association between momentary affect and alcohol use in the daily lives of college students, hypothesizing …

Mindfulness Promotes Control of Brain Network Dynamics for Self-Regulation and Discontinues the Past from the Present

Mindfulness is characterized by attentiveness to the present experience with nonjudgmental awareness and acceptance. Practicing mindfulness alters brain function to support the executive regulation of thoughts, feelings, and behavior. While early …