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Addiction, including all types of sustained and maladaptive consumption (alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, porn), exacts huge social and individual costs, ranging from financial, physical, emotional, and spiritual. According to NIDA, tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs cost the nation $740 billion last year in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care. Costs of behavioral addiction are unknown but are likely to be astronomical as well.

This preconference will showcase the latest research on the psychology underlying addiction with the goal of building an overarching theory of addiction. While the preconference will be open to anyone interested in the topic and with high quality theory work pertaining to it, specific researchers engaged in deep theory work relating to addiction will be invited to participate and share insights regarding the antecedents and process underlying addictions.

Addiction, including all types of sustained and maladaptive consumption (alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, porn), exacts huge social and individual costs, ranging from financial, physical, emotional, and spiritual. According to NIDA, tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs cost the nation $740 billion last year in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care. Costs of behavioral addiction are unknown but are likely to be astronomical as well.

This preconference will showcase the latest research on the psychology underlying addiction with the goal of building an overarching theory of addiction. While the preconference will be open to anyone interested in the topic and with high quality theory work pertaining to it, specific researchers engaged in deep theory work relating to addiction will be invited to participate and share insights regarding the antecedents and process underlying addictions.

Contact:

Shailendra P. Jain, University of Washington

 
 
 
 
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