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(p. 1) Theoretical perspectives and approaches 

(p. 1) Theoretical perspectives and approaches
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(p. 1) Theoretical perspectives and approaches
Author(s):

Ian P. Albery

, Dinkar Sharma

, Asli Niazi

, and Antony C. Moss

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780198569299.003.0001
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date: 24 February 2020

This chapter explores the role of cognition and cognitive biases in the understanding of concepts related to addiction, such as craving, from a number of theoretical stances. These include the dual-affect model, incentive sensitization theory, social learning and expectancy approaches, and finally the cognitive model of drug urges and drug-use behaviour. It also explores methodologies and research methods that have been used to test these various cognitive accounts of addictive behaviour.

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