The myth of ‘addictive personality’

  title={The myth of ‘addictive personality’},
  author={M. Griffiths},
  • M. Griffiths
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • In the 30 years that I have been carrying out research into addiction, the question that I have been asked the most – particularly by those who work in the print and broadcast media – is whether there is such a thing as an ‘addictive personality’? Psychologists such as Sadava [1] have gone as far to say that ‘addictive personality’ is theoretically necessary, logically defensible, and empirically supportable. Sadava argued that if ‘addictive personality’ did not exist then every individual… CONTINUE READING
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