Rat Park: An incredibly interesting experiment on the social and cognitive factors of addiction

http://www.stuartmcmillen.com/comics_en/rat-park/

Read and document the above study (click the picture) on societal factors of addiction! It’s really incredible! But makes intuitive sense!

After reading, answer the following questions:

  1. What social psychology principals come to mind while contemplating the results of the study?
  2. What other study regarding cognitive factors (from our cognitive unit of study) corroborates or reinforces the theories regarding addiction inherent in the illustrated study? (cite a specific study).
  3. Other thoughts/ideas/musings/conclusions?

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