New Investigator Grant: “Individual Differences in the Propensity to Approach Signals vs. Goals: Relevance to Pathological Gambling”

Principal Investigator: Shelly B. Flagel, Ph.D., Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan
Awarded $56,197 in 2006

Aim: Create a viable model of pathological gambling that addresses both the impulsivity and risk-taking dimensions of the disorder.

Flagel, S. B., Robinson, T. E., Clark, J. J., Clinton, S. M., Watson, S. J., Seeman, P., & Akil, H. (2010). An Animal Model of Genetic Vulnerability to Behavioral Disinhibition and Responsiveness to Reward-Related Cues: Implications for Addiction. Neuropsychopharmacology, 35(2), 388–400.

Flagel, S. B., Akil, H., & Robinson, T. E. (2009). Individual differences in the attribution of incentive salience to reward-related cues: Implications for addiction. Neuropharmacology, 56, 139-148.

Year: 2006
Type: Project Grants