Addictive Behaviour Revision Booklet


  • Biological explanation (dopamine)
  • Cognitive explanation (self medication model, expectancy theory, rational choice theory)
  • Learning explanation (operant conditioning, classical conditioning, social learning theory)
  • Risk factors (stress, peers, age, personality)
  • Media influence (film representations, the role of media in changing addictive behaviour, US anti drugs campaign)
  • Theory of planned behaviour
  • Types of intervention (biological, psychological, public health interventions)
  • Past paper questions (Jan 2010 - Jan 2012) and mark schemes
  • + evaluations, effectiveness & appropriateness
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  • Created on: 23-01-13 12:47

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What you need to know:
Models of addictive behaviour ­ biological, cognitive and learning approaches to explaining

initiation, maintenance and relapse (applied to gambling and smoking)

Vulnerability to addiction ­ risk factors in the development of addiction including stress,

peers, age and personality. Media influences on addiction

Reducing addictive behaviour…

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Danielle Sefu


Theres no words as to how good and helpful this will be. Its addiction in a nutshell. 

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