Why did the kitten cross the road? A meditation on positive versus negative reinforcement in addiction

Why did the kitten cross the road? A meditation on positive versus negative reinforcement in addiction

J Psychiatry Neurosci 2021;46(1):E184-E185 | PDF

Marco Leyton, PhD


Acknowledgments: The author thanks Uri Shalev, Paul Clarke, Joe Rochford and Paul Vezina for feedback on earlier versions of this manuscript.

Affiliations: From the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, McGill University; the Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University; the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, Concordia University; and the Research Unit on Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Que., Canada.

Competing interests: None declared.

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DOI: 10.1503/jpn.210004

Correspondence to: M. Leyton, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, QC; marco.leyton@mcgill.ca