Center for Addiction Medicine

Decision-Making and Drug Use

The aim of the study is to design novel behavioral tasks that will allow us to separate and empirically measure factors that predict social influence. We would like to design new tasks based on classic psychological studies that will allows us to model social influence, to observe differences between non-dependent young adults aged 18-25 who use either alcohol (ALC) or marijuana (MJ), and age-matched controls (CON), in order to investigate differences in susceptibility to social influence and in neural activation of regions associated with social influence as a function of early drug use.

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