Theoretical Basis of Addiction Psychology: Behavioral Addictions
The course aims at elaborating the specific phenomena of behavioral addictions. The objective is the detailed analysis of these disorders; their symptomatology, their course, etiology and the introduction of the relevant therapeutic interventions. Another aim of the course is the analysis of the relation between chemical and behavioral addictions, the exploration and analysis of their common etiological factors and the differences. In the frame of the course, primarily the following disorders will be analyzed: pathological gambling, addiction related to online games, internet addiction, work addiction, trichotillomania, compulsive buying and exercise addiction. Besides the following references the course is based on the current empirical literature.
- Aboujaoude, E. & Koran, L. M. (Eds.) (2010) Impulse Control Disorders. Cambridge Medicine
- Hollander, E., Zohar, J., Sirovatka, P. J., Regier, D. A. (2011) Obsessive-compulsive Spectrum Disorders: Refining the Research Agenda for Dsm-V. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 2012. 44/1.
- Penzel, F. (2003) The Hair-Pulling Problem: A Complete Guide to Trichotillomania. Oxford University Press
- Petry, N. M. (2005). Pathological Gambling: Etiology, Comorbidity and Treatment. Washington: American Psychological Association.