Shiffman S, Li X, Dunbar MS, Tindle HA, Scholl SM, Ferguson SG. Does laboratory cue reactivity correlate with real-world craving and smoking responses to cues? Drug and alcohol dependence. 2015 Oct 1;155(155). 163-9. PMID: 26277429 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4581999 NIHMSID: NIHMS716629.
Laboratory cue reactivity (CR) assessments are used to assess smokers' responses to cues. Likewise, EMA recording is used to characterize real-world response to cues. Understanding the relationship between CR and EMA responses addresses the ecological validity of CR.