Research into models of addiction: Smoking (Learning Theory)

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Learning theory explanation of Initiation
We initiate smoking because we see others smoking and appearing to be rewarded by this. This could be from parents, peers or images in the media.
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Learning theory research into Initiation
Gidwani.
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Learning theory explanation of Maintainance
Operant conditioning- we maintain smoking because it relieves boredom and stress.
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Learning theory research into Maintainance
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Leaning theory explanation of Relapse
Operant conditioning- we will relapse if we suffer from increased levels of stress because we need to use the smoking as stress reduction.
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Learning theory research into Relapse
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