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Published in BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES (2008) 31:4, pp. 450-451. Copyright 2008 Cambridge University Press. Used by permission.
This is a commentary on the article "A unified framework for addiction: Vulnerabilities in the decision process," by A. David Redish, et al., appearing in the same issue. The original article and entire set of commentaries is attached to this record as an "additional file" (below).


The model proposed by Redish et al. considers vulnerabilities within decision systems based on expectancy-value assumptions. Further understanding of processes leading to addiction can be gained by considering other inputs to decision-making, particularly affective associations with behaviors. This consideration suggests additional decision-making vulnerabilities that might explain addictive behaviors.

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Redish et al. article and commentaries