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An initial study of behavioral addiction symptom severity and demand for indoor tanning.
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017 10; 25(5):346-352.EC

Abstract

Indoor tanning remains a popular activity in Western cultures despite a growing body of literature suggesting its link to skin cancer and melanoma. Advances in indoor tanning research have illuminated problematic patterns of its use. With problems such as difficulty quitting, devoting resources toward its use at the expense of healthy activities, and excessive motivation and urges to tan, symptoms of excessive indoor tanning appear consistent with behavioral addiction. The present study bridges the gap between clinical approaches to understanding indoor tanning problems and behavioral economic considerations of unhealthy habits and addiction. Eighty undergraduate females completed both the Behavioral Addiction Indoor Tanning Screener and the Tanning Purchase Task. Results suggest that behavioral economic demand for tanning significantly differs between risk classification groups, providing divergent validity to the Behavioral Addiction Indoor Tanning Screener and offering additional evidence of the sensitivity of the Tanning Purchase Task to differentiating groups according to tanning profiles. (PsycINFO Database Record

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas.Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, McMaster University.Department of Psychology, University of Memphis.Division of Population Sciences, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.Department of Community and Behavioral Health, East Tennessee State University.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29048183

Citation

Becirevic, Amel, et al. "An Initial Study of Behavioral Addiction Symptom Severity and Demand for Indoor Tanning." Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol. 25, no. 5, 2017, pp. 346-352.
Becirevic A, Reed DD, Amlung M, et al. An initial study of behavioral addiction symptom severity and demand for indoor tanning. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017;25(5):346-352.
Becirevic, A., Reed, D. D., Amlung, M., Murphy, J. G., Stapleton, J. L., & Hillhouse, J. J. (2017). An initial study of behavioral addiction symptom severity and demand for indoor tanning. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 25(5), 346-352. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000146
Becirevic A, et al. An Initial Study of Behavioral Addiction Symptom Severity and Demand for Indoor Tanning. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017;25(5):346-352. PubMed PMID: 29048183.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An initial study of behavioral addiction symptom severity and demand for indoor tanning. AU - Becirevic,Amel, AU - Reed,Derek D, AU - Amlung,Michael, AU - Murphy,James G, AU - Stapleton,Jerod L, AU - Hillhouse,Joel J, PY - 2017/10/20/entrez PY - 2017/10/20/pubmed PY - 2018/6/27/medline SP - 346 EP - 352 JF - Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology JO - Exp Clin Psychopharmacol VL - 25 IS - 5 N2 - Indoor tanning remains a popular activity in Western cultures despite a growing body of literature suggesting its link to skin cancer and melanoma. Advances in indoor tanning research have illuminated problematic patterns of its use. With problems such as difficulty quitting, devoting resources toward its use at the expense of healthy activities, and excessive motivation and urges to tan, symptoms of excessive indoor tanning appear consistent with behavioral addiction. The present study bridges the gap between clinical approaches to understanding indoor tanning problems and behavioral economic considerations of unhealthy habits and addiction. Eighty undergraduate females completed both the Behavioral Addiction Indoor Tanning Screener and the Tanning Purchase Task. Results suggest that behavioral economic demand for tanning significantly differs between risk classification groups, providing divergent validity to the Behavioral Addiction Indoor Tanning Screener and offering additional evidence of the sensitivity of the Tanning Purchase Task to differentiating groups according to tanning profiles. (PsycINFO Database Record SN - 1936-2293 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29048183/An_initial_study_of_behavioral_addiction_symptom_severity_and_demand_for_indoor_tanning_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/pha/25/5/346 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -