Skinner's Box Great Psychological Experiments

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Addiction: What Causes It? “Every addiction, no matter what it is, is the result of trying to escape from something by going in the direction of a need that is currently not being met. In order to move past our addiction, we have to figure out what we are trying to use our addiction to get away from and what need we are trying to use our addiction to meet” Teal Swan. Addiction doesn’t necessary means it has to be too a drug they’re other certain things that are addicting. In chapter seven of Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments, Lauren Slater, author and psychologist, argues that she has no desire to try the bountiful mind-altering drugs in midst (172). Addiction is caused by a substance that our brains receives pleasure …show more content…
Every time that precise drug is in taken the brain sees it as a prize and starts getting addicting. So, as for these people that use drugs for an escape start to intake the drugs getting the brain and body used to it and after a while they’ll need to take more and more of the substance to get that pleasure that there body craves. Slater herself doesn’t get addicted to drugs but to try it out herself she starts taking substances. She gets afraid she might get addicted or is she escaping the depression she is apparently going through herself. Would she be considered as a researcher or just trying to escape a problem she doesn’t want to have. Escaping the situation with the substance will only help for a certain amount of time until it wears off and the problem will be back. It will not disappear with just a precise amount of the drug. Once someone tries to stop taking the substances they go through withdraw or could not even stop. “Some minor withdrawal signs, twitching, what have you, but there were none of the mythic seizures and sweats you often hear about” (168). When people go with withdrawal it comes with several symptoms that most people don’t think it will ever happen to them. Once the …show more content…
Drug addiction is based or created by trying to escaping a problem and not trying to find a solution to it but by taking substances. As the pervious paragraphs have been stated that addiction in based on escaping, environmental, and pharmacies. Escaping a problem by a substance will only be temporary not fully. Finding a solution might seem harder but will be for the best it. Environmental meaning if people are staying in a good or bad environment. It could also be because the history on the family involves addiction and therefore that person might fall in addiction as well or unless they try and decide otherwise. Pharmacies are the last one of course because that one is the main one that basically encourages drugs in this society or world. Pharmacies just focus on making the money than actually help people but it could be verse versa. Addiction could be overcome but the person would have to be fully dedicated and ready to give up. As for the body it will of course be damaged with all the substances and how it does not produce its own natural drugs since the external source replaced it but withdrawal would be the best solution than escaping the problem. The environment might not have to do anything with the people that are addictive to any drugs but it sure most definitely might have to do with that. “Every habit he’s ever had is still there in his body, lying dormant like

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