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Conceptualizing craving : extrapolations from consciousness studies

Rock, Adam J and Kambouropoulos, Nicolas 2008, Conceptualizing craving : extrapolations from consciousness studies, North American journal of psychology, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 127-146.

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Title Conceptualizing craving : extrapolations from consciousness studies
Author(s) Rock, Adam J
Kambouropoulos, Nicolas
Journal name North American journal of psychology
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Start page 127
End page 146
Total pages 20
Publisher North American Journal of Psychology
Place of publication Winter Garden, Fla.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1527-7143
Keyword(s) research
consciousness
mind and body
methodology
addictions
substance abuse
phenomenology
Summary The key definitional elements of the concept of craving remain highly contentious amongst addiction researchers. We argue that attempts to operationalize the craving construct may benefit from the conceptual and methodological advances that have occurred in the field of consciousness studies. Specifically, it is contended that the concept of craving cannot be fully articulated in the absence of a consideration of Husserl's notion of the intentional structure of human consciousness and related concepts such as phenomenology, discrete states of consciousness and altered states of consciousness. Extrapolating from the consciousness studies literature, we formulate numerous suggestions for future research intended to facilitate the operationalization of craving experiences.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, NAJP
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017116

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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