3.2. A Model of the Initial Stages of Drug Abuse: From Reinforcement Learning to Social Contagion

  1. Richard Ebstein,
  2. Simone Shamay-Tsoory and
  3. Soo Hong Chew
  1. Gilly Koritzky,
  2. Adi Luria and
  3. Eldad Yechiam

Published Online: 25 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch11

From DNA to Social Cognition

From DNA to Social Cognition

How to Cite

Koritzky, G., Luria, A. and Yechiam, E. (2011) A Model of the Initial Stages of Drug Abuse: From Reinforcement Learning to Social Contagion, in From DNA to Social Cognition (eds R. Ebstein, S. Shamay-Tsoory and S. H. Chew), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch11

Editor Information

  1. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470543962

Online ISBN: 9781118101803

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Keywords:

  • model of initial stages of drug abuse - reinforcement learning to social contagion, decision- making model of sensitivity to drug abuse, in high-functioning individuals;
  • social factor leading to addiction - prominent antecedent of drug use, and exposure to drugs;
  • cognitive processes, using IGT and quantitative EV model - high-functioning drug users, heightened sensitivity to gains

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Individual Factors Leading to Risk of Addiction

  • Social Factor Leading to Risk of Addiction

  • A Unified Model for the Joint Effect of Individual Sensitivity and Social Exposure

  • Accounting for Drug Abuse in Formulas: The Expectancy-Valence Model

  • Conclusions and Implications

  • References