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Title Choice, behavioral economics, and addiction / edited by Rudy E. Vuchinich, Nick Heather
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Pergamon, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 438 pages) : illustrations
Contents Front Cover; Choice, Behavioural Economics and Addiction; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction: Overview of Behavioural Economic Perspectives on Substance Use and Addiction; Part I: Views from Four Theories of Addiction; Chapter 2. Hyperbolic Discounting as a Factor in Addiction: A Critical Analysis; Chapter 3. Evolving Models of Addictive Behavior: From Neoclassical to Behavioral Economics; Chapter 4. Consumption Dependent Changes in Reward Value: A Framework for Understanding Addiction; Chapter 5. Economic Concepts in the Behavioral Study of Addiction
Summary Choice, Behavioural Economics and Addiction is about the theory, data, and applied implications of choice-based models of substance use and addiction. The distinction between substance use and addiction is important, because many individuals use substances but are not also addicted to them. The behavioural economic perspective has made contributions to the analysis of both of these phenomena and, while the major focus of the book is on theories of addiction, it is necessary also to consider the behavioural economic account of substance use in order to place the theories in their proper context
Notes Main sponsor of the conference: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in the USA, with contributions from the U.K. Society for the Study of Addiction, Elsevier Science Limited, the University of Alabama's Lister Hill Center for Health Policy and its Center for Health Promotion
Proceedings of a conference entitled, "Choice, Behavioral Economics, and Addiction: Theory, Evidence, and Applications," held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, on March 15-17, 2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Addicts -- Psychology -- Congresses.
Choice (Psychology) -- Congresses.
Compulsive behavior -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Motivation (Psychology) -- Congresses.
Substance abuse -- Economic aspects -- Congresses.
Substance abuse -- Treatment -- Government policy -- Congresses.
Behavior, Addictive.
Choice Behavior.
Substance-Related Disorders.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Heather, Nick.
Vuchinich, Rudy E. (Rudolph Eugene), 1949-
ISBN 0080440568
0080501109 (electronic bk.)
9780080501109 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Choice, behavioural economics, and addiction