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Evaluating the Models of Addiction


Biological Learning Cognitive
Determinism Deterministic- having the A1 variant of the Deterministic- (OC) being rewarded Deterministic- Theory of Planned
DRD2 gene means you are predisposed to means you will repeat the behaviour Behaviour- perception of
addiction × Not Deterministic- SLT accounts for costs/benefits determines
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Evaluating the Models of Addiction
abstinence have been found to be
less effective than for the addictive
behaviour.




Causal Cause- genes cannot be changed; Cause- presence of a person's unique Cause- (Theory of Planned
Explanation therefore, genetics must be a cause not learning experiences explain why Behaviour) planning to engage…

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Evaluating the Models of Addiction
environmental factors are not taken into taken into account-may not
account- may not provide full explanation. provide full explanation.
Not Reductionist- aspects such as
dopamine reward pathways do suggest a
role for learning within the biological
model, as for the behaviour to be
repeated we…

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Zoe

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All the addictive behaviour notes are FAB! Very concise and in one area, making my own notes easier to make sense of - thank-you :) 

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