6. A Motivational Model of Alcohol Use: Determinants of Use and Change

  1. W. Miles Cox1 and
  2. Eric Klinger2
  1. W. Miles Cox1 and
  2. Eric Klinger2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch6

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

How to Cite

Cox, W. M. and Klinger, E. (2011) A Motivational Model of Alcohol Use: Determinants of Use and Change, in Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems (eds W. M. Cox and E. Klinger), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749265

Online ISBN: 9780470979952

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Keywords:

  • motivational model of alcohol use - determinants of use and change, alcohol use formulation;
  • Cox and Klinger's motivational model of alcohol use - a unifying motivational framework;
  • drinking motivations, intertwined - wishes, aspirations and goals that people have (or do not have);
  • alcohol use from motivational perspective - motivational model using motivational constructs;
  • investigating drinkers' expectancies - positive and negative effects of alcohol, and drinking behavior;
  • people's current expectations, of affective change from drinking - and past drinking experiences;
  • diathesis, genetic factors playing a role - determining risk for developing alcohol-related problems;
  • attentional biases, cognitive reactions - habitual drinkers, attending to alcohol-related cues;
  • person encountering situations - anxiety provoking, that a person will drink alcohol to cope;
  • cognitive mediators - distal and proximal determinants, net expected benefits

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Alcohol Use from a Motivational Perspective

  • The Motivational Model

  • The Motivation to Change

  • References