PCN 501 Week 1 Comparison of Theories Paper
It is widely understood that there is a biopsychosocial model of addiction. Within the biopsychosocial model, there are multiple psychological theories and biological theories.
Choose one psychological theory of addiction and one biological theory of addiction. Write a 500-750 word paper in which you compare and contrast the selected biological and psychological theories of addiction.
Your paper must include the following:
1. A summary of each theory of addiction.
2. An explanation of how research supports and refutes each selected theory.
3. A description of how both types of theory influence current best practices.
4. A discussion of whether or not you would use the theories in your future practice and why.
Include at least one scholarly reference that supports each theory, and one scholarly reference that refutes each theory.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.