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A mismatch with dual process models of addiction rooted in psychology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 July 2008

Reinout W. Wiers
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, 6500 HC Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Remco Havermans
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Roland Deutsch
Affiliation:
Department of Social Psychology, Würzburg University, 97070 Würzburg, Germany
Alan W. Stacy
Affiliation:
Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 91803. r.wiers@psychology.unimaas.nlr.havermans@psychology.unimaas.nldeutsch@psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.deastacy@usc.edu

Abstract

The model of addiction proposed by Redish et al. shows a lack of fit with recent data and models in psychological studies of addiction. In these dual process models, relatively automatic appetitive processes are distinguished from explicit goal-directed expectancies and motives, whereas these are all grouped together in the planning system in the Redish et al. model. Implications are discussed.

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Open Peer Commentary
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2008

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