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Green and Lynn (2000) conducted a meta analysis of 59 experiments investigating the efficacy of hypnosis on smoking cessation. Their conclusions were: There is mixed, inconclusive evidence for whether hypnosis is any better than placebos. Hypnosis treatments were generally confounded with educational interventions and cognitive/behavioral interventions, ...


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Grønbæk and Nielsen (2007) conducted a randomized, controlled study of the Minnesota model for treating alcohol dependence in Denmark. 148 alcohol dependent individuals participated. The study reported a significant difference in alcohol abstinence between control and treatment groups when data was aggregated over the one-year period. However, by the end of ...


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According to this article: (1) "listening to music you like also triggers the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in underlying pleasurable reactions caused by food, drugs and arousal before intercourse" (2) "The chemical has been linked in a variety of studies with mechanisms underlying addiction in humans, and it would appear that ...


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There's debate over whether Internet addiction is it's own disorder or a symptom of an underlying psychosis. See this essay by the first man to publish the term: https://theconversation.com/is-internet-addiction-a-misnomer-55727


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I'll try to roughly answer your question. It's not an easy one, and by no means does it have a narrow answer. Scientists have suggested, like you mentioned that stories show a lot about the basis of human thought So why do we like stories at all? From "The Storytelling Animal" (Jonathan Gottschall) “Some thinkers, following Darwin, argue that the ...


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To answer your question directly, there are so much different factors involved in addiction to games and movies, that I don't believe any study could cover the whole thing. We can, though, try to identify the factors that are different and study them individually. The fundamental difference between movies/series and games, the one thing that separates more ...



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