Associative Learning and Relapse in Alcohol Addiction

First published: 13 March 2019 | Last updated: 28 March 2019


Mr Carl Buckfield

Carl is a final year PhD student (thesis complete and viva fast approaching) with a BSc and MSc in psychology focussing his studies towards the broad domains of learning & memory and addiction; with a keen interest and passion for where these two areas marry. Currently a student at the University of Southampton, his PhD has focussed on the effect of drinking status and reinforcer type on associative learning mechanisms. Specifically, his experiments have studied the effect of these variables on Pavlovian extinction and how Pavlovian cues interact with instrumental responding by using the Pavlovian-instrumental transfer paradigm. His desires and intentions for future research are to continue in a similar line of investigation and to expand out more into impulsivity and associative learning.



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Mr Carl Buckfield