Effects of deprivation on smokers' mood during the operation of a complex computer simulation
Research has shown that smoking reduces mood fluctuation in smokers and deprivation of smoking leads to mood change. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of three hours of deprivation and subsequent smoking on mood in smokers while operating a computer simulation of an air traffic controller's job in a 2 × 2 (Deprived vs. Nondeprived × Nicotine vs. Nicotine Free Cigarettes) factorial design. Subjects operated the simulation for two 20 minute periods, and after each period subjects smoked a nicotine or nicotine-free cigarette. Mood was assessed prior to operating the simulation and before and after each cigarette was smoked. Contrary to predictions, mood generally changed as a function of the procedure and not deprivation status or type of cigarette smoked. © 1988.
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Cutler, Gregory H. and Barrios, Francisco X., "Effects of deprivation on smokers' mood during the operation of a complex computer simulation" (1988). Faculty Publications. 4685.