Psychological Theory and Drug Addiction
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This paper uses the example of crack cocaine addiction to describe (1) biological theory and (2) learning-conditioning theory in psychology that shapes how we examine the origin and nature of addiction, and also, its treatment. Several articles are chosen that refer to one or other of the theories discussed, in addition to the course text, as help to display clear biases. The paper argues that two or more models should always be in mind, referring to a course hand-out showing the axes to which all psychologial theories refer.
From the Paper:"This paper explores two bodies of psychological theory and the example of drug addiction in Western countries, particularly, crack cocaine addiction. The theoretical examples chosen are Biological models of addiction and crack cocaine addiction referring to the genetics of behaviour and matters of neurons and hormones of the brain that make some people much more prone than others to crack cocaine addiction than others, and the Learning theories favoured by others. These focus on learned behaviours and their origins, on how persons learn to think in particular..."
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