Addictive Behaviour Specification Changes

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Replacement for pages 246-247
Changes to specification:
NEW SPREAD: to include stress,
Risk factors in the development of peers, age and personality.
addiction, including self-esteem,
attributions for addiction, social
context of addiction stress, peers,
age and personality
Replacement for pages 250-251
Changes to specification:
NEW SPREAD: Theory of reasoned
Models of prevention, including action removed. This spread has been
theory of reasoned action and theory redone to focus solely on the theory of
of planned behaviour as a model for planned behaviour and its application.
addiction prevention
New references are supplied at the end of the document.

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I n the first part of this chapter we considered explanations for how addictive behaviour is initiated
and maintained, and why relapse may occur. Alongside these explanations is the question of why
some people are more vulnerable to addiction ­ for example, many people
drink alcohol but only some
people become addicted. One
reason may be because only RISK FACTORS
those individuals who are very
stressed become addicted.…read more

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BAD SCIENCE poker because gamblers become so wrapped up in the thrill of their
poker game that they forget about external stresses and direct their
Gambling, especially online gambling, is big business. So it is not mind toward other thought processes.
surprising that a number of websites concerned with selling The issue is ­ what is this study? No precise reference is given and
gambling services have latched on to a `Canadian study' that we have been unable to locate it.…read more

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This replaces pages 250-251
C hanging or preventing risky or unhealthy
b ehaviour,, such as addiction, has become THE THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOUR (TPB)
a major concern of health professionals
a nd governments alike.…read more

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T oo rational ­ The TPB has been criticised as being too rational,
failing to take into account emotions, compulsions or other irrational
determinants of human behaviour (Armitage et al., 1999). When
filling out a questionnaire about attitudes and intention, people may
find it impossible to anticipate the strong desires and emotions that
compel their behaviour in real life. The presence of strong emotions
may help to explain why people sometimes act irrationally by failing
to carry out an intended behaviour (e.g.…read more

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New references
Action, G.S. (2003). Measurement of Impulsivity in a Hierarchical Model of Personality Traits: Implications for
Substance Use. Substance Use & Misuse, 38, 67-83.
Belin, D., Mar, A.C., Dalley, J.W., Robbins, T.W. and Everitt, B.J. (2008). High impulsivity predicts the switch to
compulsive cocaine-taking. Science, 320(5881),1352-1355.
Buckholtz, J., Treadway, M., Cowan, R., Woodward, N., Benning, S., Li, R., Ansari, M., Baldwin, R., Schwartzman,
A., Shelby, E., Smith, C., Cole, D., Kessler, R., & Zald, D. (2010).…read more

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Zuckerman, M. (1983). Sensation seeking and sports. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 4, 285-
293.…read more


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