Since we’ll be in the PAC watching the returns, here are two articles you should read between prognostications! Be ready to discuss both next class!
The Brains of Buddhists: A great Atlantic Piece elucidating the work of Richard Davidson. Excellent for LOs of evaluating coping strategies of stress as well as BLOA cognitive effect on physiological process!
Generation Adderall: Really interesting New York Times piece by a former Adderall addict
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:
- What social psychology principals come to mind while contemplating the results of the study?
- 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).
- Other thoughts/ideas/musings/conclusions?
Addiction has biological, psychological and social origins. Like all aspects of psychology, it’s crucial to understand etiology in order to design a proper treatment approach.
Read the following research regarding treatment approaches to addiction and complete the linked assignment below.
Changing Addictive Behaviors: A Process Perspective
Current Directions in Psychological Science
Vol. 2, No. 4
“That Feeling of Not Feeling”: Numbing the Pain for Substance-Dependent African American Women
Affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous after treatment: A study of its therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action.
By Morgenstern, Jon; Labouvie, Erich; McCrady, Barbara S.; Kahler, Christopher W.; Frey, Ronni M.