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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Johann Hari has been saying that connection is the opposite of addiction for quite some time. Check out the video "Addiction" (You can pull it up on YouTube by searching "rat park")

The Rat Park video you're referring to is actually the video that got me interested in the social psychology of addiction! I recommend it to everyone I can. As you point out, it's definitely not a new idea in psychology (Rat Park experiments occurred over two decades ago), and I think it's important to remind people that substance-based and behavioral addictions belong to more than just the individual.

Thanks, Marie!

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