The Psychology of Addictive Behaviour - Biological Approach Studies

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1. What did Breen and Zimmerman find?

  • Online gambling addiction takes 1 year, horseracing gambling addiction takes 3.5 years
  • Other factors are more important
  • Doesn't explain why some types of gambling are more addictive
  • Alcohol plays a large part
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2. What did Vink et al find in the maintenance of smoking addiction?

  • nicotine dependence is 85% genetics
  • smoking in pregnancy doubles future smoking risk of fetus
  • nicotine dependence is 75% genetics, nicotine metabolism
  • maintenence of addiction equally biological factors and external factors

3. Who researched into smoking relapse, finding out about poor boredom tolerance?

  • Blaszczynski et al
  • Thorgeirsson et al
  • Buka et al
  • Breen and Zimmerman

4. Who found that in males, there is a genetic transmission of gambling behaviour

  • Shah et al
  • Paris et al
  • Xian et al
  • Vink et al

5. What % did Xian et al find responsibility for failure to quit due to heritability?

  • 44%
  • 54%
  • 47%
  • 56%

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