Overcoming addiction through abstract patterns

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (1):137-138 (1995)

Abstract
You cannot overcome addiction or impulsiveness through abstract patterns alone. They show you the way to go, but do not fuel the effort. Some further variable is needed in the equation, some internal force or motivational mechanism, whatever its nature. Overlooking this leads to a neo-Socratic exaggeration of the role of cognition in selfcontrol
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