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Theories of addiction

Author: Robert West
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2005.
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* Offers the first incremental theory of addiction. * Draws out unique insights from existing addiction theories. * Allows readers to 'set up basecamp' in the subject. * Starts with the simplest  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert West
ISBN: 1405113596 9781405113595
OCLC Number: 56911847
Description: 304 pages
Contents: 1. Introduction: journey to the centre of addiction. 2. Definition, theory and observation. 3. Beginning the journey: addiction as choice. 4. Choice is not enough: the concepts of impulse and self-control. 5. Addiction, habit and instrumental learning. 6. Addiction in populations, and comprehensive theories. 7. Development of a comprehensive theory. 8. A synthetic theory of motivation. 9. A theory of addiction
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'In summary, West has written an important book about addiction. It is written by a researcher who knows the addiction area very well. Throughout the book the reader is exposed to a vast number of Read more...

 
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