psychpost | 8/13/2012 08:00:00 AM 6 Comments|
In this post I will be outlining two different theories on how drug addiction develops. Before we begin I first need to define positive and negative reinforcement.
Positive Reinforcement: The addition of a stimulus or event that will increase the frequency of a certain behavior or response.
Negative Reinforcement: The removal of a stimulus or event that will increase the frequency of a certain behavior or response.
|Why does drug use continue even after these results? source|
In these following theories of drug addiction, the behavior that is increased will be the frequency of drug use.