Can we call behaviours addictive?

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dc.contributor.author Lemon, J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:39:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:39:00Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2004003014 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lemon, J. 2007 'Can we call behaviours addictive?', Clinical Psychologist, vol. 6, pp. 211-224. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1328-4207 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5533
dc.description.abstract The question of whether behaviours can be addictive in the same sense as psychoactive substances has been debated in psychology for some time. Increased understanding of the brain reward system tends to support this notion. The way in which behaviours may modulate that system, coupled with self-report and behavioural analysis, suggests three characteristics of substances or behaviours that may lead to addictions. The reward system must register a relatively rapid and substantial improvement in hedonic state, the user unable to find alternative ways of obtaining this improvement, and the performance of the addictive behaviour leads to maladaptive functioning and a state of chronic dysphoria. Cognitive and social factors may also influence che development and maintenance of addiction. en_US
dc.publisher Engineers Australia en_US
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dc.title Can we call behaviours addictive? en_US
dc.parent Clinical Psychologist en_US
dc.journal.volume 6 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 211 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 224 en_US
dc.cauo.name Software Engineering en_US


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