Module 5: Psychological Theories of Addiction
In this Module 5 online textbook, you learned about some basic principles of psychology as they relate to understanding what happens with substance use, substance misuse, substance use disorders, and addiction. We explored a number of learning principles (operant and classical conditioning, social learning theory elements), and how they relate to the development, maintenance, and recovery from substance use or addiction disorders. In addition, you were introduced to expectancies theory, as well as psychoanalytic, psychopathology, and personality theories of addiction. We also examined the interface between neurobiology and cognition as it relates to substance use and misuse. You are now ready to review some of the key terms related to the psychological basis of substance use disorders introduced in this book.