Baby step 1: our first paper with computational modeling
Nonconformist tendencies related to risky choices in female methamphetamine abstainers
This study is to investigate the behavioral patterns of female methamphetamine abstainers under social influence.
We applied both model-free and computational model-based analysis to examine how the decision patterns differed with social influence between the experimental groups.
Our findings provide the first objective evidence that female methamphetamine abstainers show peer nonconformity. This nonconformist tendency may be a potential behavioral marker to track drug addiction and help to elucidate the mechanisms of decisions made by female methamphetamine abstainers.
Shuguang Wei, Quanying Liu, Michael Harrington, Jinxiu Sun, Hao Yu, Jie Han, Ming Hao, Haiyan Wu*, and Xun Liu*. (2019) Nonconformist tendencies related to risky choices in female methamphetamine abstainers. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse: 1-10. [link]