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Who We Are

Team ADDICT (Analyzing Delay Discounting through Impulse Control Training) is a four-year undergraduate research team at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Our Mission

Existing research establishes that drug addiction and impulsivity are connected to each other in a cycle. However, whether or not the link leading from addiction back towards impulsivity is a causal one requires further inquiry. Many have focused on the toxicity of the drugs involved with addiction when probing this question; it is our goal to instead to focus on the effects of reinforcement scheduling. We intend to analyze the effects of this component on the addiction/impulsivity cycle, so as to analyze its effects independently of drug toxicity.

Research Question

Can the reinforcement schedule of drug use increase a person's level of impulsivity?