Addiction - Biological Approach - Gambling

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  • Biological Approach - Gambling
    • AO1
      • Initiation - evidence of genetic transmission of gambling in men (Shah et al 2005); first degree relatives of gamblers more likely to gamble than distant relatives.
      • Maintenance- pathological gambling associated with underactive pituitary-adrenal system. individual difference in optimal amounts of stimulation
      • Poor boredom tolerance may contribute to repetitive gambling
    • Evaluation
      • Can explain individual differences in gambling addiction through diathesis-stress model
      • Biological approach ignores importance of external factors in development of gambling addiction
      • Cannot explain why some types of gambling are more addictive than others
      • Sensation seeking explains racetrack gambling but not cafe gambling
      • Biological explanations are reductionist


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