1 psychotherapy paper

1 psychotherapy paper - The first major assumption of this...

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The first major assumption of this paper is determinism —which attributes all human behavior (effects) to natural laws and forces (causes). The abstract outlines how each subheading of the chapter is looking for “causes,” “stimulus-response habits,” or how a dysfunctional brain system might “lead to” impulsivity in addicts. These words communicate that one event must precede the other event, and that the final act of addiction is, in fact, dependent on the previous event—it is determined. To the authors, addiction is ultimately the “consequence” of “drug- induced neuroadaptations” and was therefore caused by the adaptations. In addition, the authors often speak of “cues” that precede addiction. By itself, this word does not imply causality; however, this paper specifically refers to “cues” as initiators of processes that determine addictive behavior. The authors explain that, “excessive incentive salience is attributed chiefly to these cues, making drug-related cues, into effective triggers of relapse .” Pulling a trigger connotes a mechanistic chain of events that invariably determines a
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