Reducing Risky Behaviors

Proposal details

Title: Risky Behavior Modification
Research Area(s): Emotion and Self Regulation
Physical Conditions
Background: This will extend the reducing Risky Behavior Proposal as we are observing high incidences of PTSD in this population and it would be beneficial to note common brain/ behavior markers. We are interested in feedback from the PTSD group. Briefly addiction correlates with negative neuroplasticity > fear factor > loss of self regulation>negativity bias and has been studied extensively (Berridge and Robinson,2003; Bolla et al 2004, Eckman 2009,London et al 2009) , The positivity factor > increase of self regulation> positive affect and resulting neuro plasticity has not been researched with this population in spite of the realization that the feed forward/feedback network works both ways (Williams and Gordon, 2008). In addicts the adaptation and secondary neuronal changes span 10-15 years (Carlsen,2007). Recent research with older adults and computer assisted training indicates extended benefits are probable (Bell et al 2006). Please see original proposal for more extensive details or email
Aims: Extension of reducing risky behaviors proposal already circulated
Method: Extension of reducing risky behaviors proposal already circulated