Drawing the Ideal Self Podcast

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Am I an Addict? Ep.38

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Have you wondered about whether there is a PCP construction of addiction? Butt and Burr have a useful chapter which I will read for this podcast. People are complex beings, with a tendency to make connections between experiences, and then to develop rituals and routines so they can anticipate them more efficiently. In terms of PCP, the issue is described as a dependency rather than addiction, a factual rather than critical label because we all have dependencies.  This description directs our attention to understanding the meaning of their dependency, and looking out for the losses associated with giving it up. 

Butt, T. & Burr, V. (2004). Invitation to Personal Construct Psychology, 2nd Edition.