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Flashcards in Behavioural Explanations for Gambling - Addiction Deck (6):
1

How does Delabbro + Winefield help to explain initiation?

Small wins on the poker machines maintained response rates
= shows the effects of doom some etc

2

How does the behavioural explanation explain maintenance?

OC: there is positive reinforcement as every win increases dopamine levels
OC: there is negative reinforcement - gambling can act as a distraction to other problems such as depression

3

How does Delabbro and Winefield help to explain maintenance?

- Small wins maintained response rates = kept producing dopamine
- Larger wins disrupted response rates
= regular normal wins maintain gambling

4

How does the behavioural explanation explain relapse?

Addicts can react to things associated with their addiction in a similar way to the actual addiction it's self
- gambling ques such as betting shops can create similar responses to that of the stimuli of gambling

5

How does Blanchard et al help to explain relapse?

Heart rate responded of gamblers to 2 gambling audiotapes were significantly greater than those found for the controls
= stimuli associated with gambling may cause relapse as there is a clear response to it

6

How does the behavioural explanation explain initiation?

OC: The initial gambling creates massive increases in dopamine so lots of positive reinforcement