Learning theory of addiction

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beleive addiction is learnt through operant conditioning, classical or social learning theory


OPERANT- any B which produces that an individual find as rewarding is likely to lead to initation and becoming more frequent. positive reinforcement has this affect and negative reinforcement means B will stop

SLT- initation happens due to observing role models that smoke, family or peers and the various reinforcement of positive physical and social consquences from addiction.

Bryneer et al- media makes smoking attraction and tough-historical bias

nida 2005 found 90 of american smokers started as adolescents and mainly due to observations of peers


CLASSICAL- associate of pleasure and sensory aspects such as sight smell so when they come in contact with these cues it causes addictive…


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