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Motivation and Self-Regulation in Addiction A Call for Convergence

Overview of attention for article published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, January 2013
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Title
Motivation and Self-Regulation in Addiction A Call for Convergence
Published in
Perspectives on Psychological Science, January 2013
DOI 10.1177/1745691612457575
Pubmed ID
Authors

Arie W. Kruglanski, Cătălina E. Köpetz, Carl W. Lejuez, Reinout W. Wiers

Abstract

Addiction models have frequently invoked motivational mechanisms to explain the initiation and maintenance of addictive behaviors. However, in doing so, these models have emphasized the unique characteristics of addictive behaviors and overlooked the commonalities that they share with motivated behaviors in general. As a consequence, addiction research has failed to connect with and take advantage of promising and highly relevant advances in motivation and self-regulation research. The present article is a call for a convergence of the previous approaches to addictive behavior and the new advances in basic motivation and self-regulation. The authors emphasize the commonalities that addictive behaviors may share with motivated behavior in general. In addition, it is suggested that the same psychological principles underlying motivated action in general may apply to understand challenging aspects of the etiology and maintenance of addictive behaviors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 5%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Germany 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Uruguay 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 112 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 22%
Researcher 22 17%
Student > Master 22 17%
Student > Bachelor 14 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 34 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 78 60%
Unspecified 14 11%
Business, Management and Accounting 11 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 5%
Social Sciences 4 3%
Other 15 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 June 2017.
All research outputs
#703,617
of 11,251,036 outputs
Outputs from Perspectives on Psychological Science
#305
of 667 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#25,117
of 311,831 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Perspectives on Psychological Science
#27
of 50 outputs
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