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Sophie Mason
Cognitive Explanations of Addiction. (25)

The cognitive approach states that negative behaviour is caused by faulty thought
processes by the person. It focuses more on why the behaviour started and more
specifically why a person may come to rely on a drug or behaviour when in some cases…

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why an addictive behaviour has been initiated when no major psychological problems
are present, however this could be argued as a matter of opinion due to stress being a
subjective experience and so can be judged by none other the individual.
Another theory which falls under the cognitive umbrella is…


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