Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Conditioning Models of Addiction (Part 1)

This Briefing describes the processes of operant and classical conditioning, as well as positive and negative reinforcement, and looks at how they are involved in problematic substance use and addiction.

“… in this model, addiction can be viewed as involving the “development of a habitual behaviour pattern that is independent of any conscious evaluation that might be taking place about the costs and benefits of the behaviour.”

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