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Ultra-violet indoor tanning addiction: a reinforcer pathology interpretation.
Addict Behav. 2015 Feb; 41:247-51.AB

Abstract

Ultra-violet indoor tanning (UVIT) is a pervasive issue that is increasing at record rates, despite obvious and well-publicized links to skin cancer. Recent studies on UVIT have found that frequent users face difficulty quitting and report symptomatology similar to substance-related disorders, causing the medical field to begin classifying excessive UVIT use as an addicting behavior. Despite calls for research, relatively little behavioral research has been aimed at determining the psychology of UVIT. This mini-review reinterprets the existing dermatology literature in light of the reinforcer pathology model of addiction. The relevancy of this model, in conjunction with the similarities between UVIT addiction and other substance-related addiction, suggests that behavioral economic research on UVIT is overdue. This mini-review concludes with directions for future research in this area.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Kansas, United States. Electronic address: dreed@ku.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25452072

Citation

Reed, Derek D.. "Ultra-violet Indoor Tanning Addiction: a Reinforcer Pathology Interpretation." Addictive Behaviors, vol. 41, 2015, pp. 247-51.
Reed DD. Ultra-violet indoor tanning addiction: a reinforcer pathology interpretation. Addict Behav. 2015;41:247-51.
Reed, D. D. (2015). Ultra-violet indoor tanning addiction: a reinforcer pathology interpretation. Addictive Behaviors, 41, 247-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.10.026
Reed DD. Ultra-violet Indoor Tanning Addiction: a Reinforcer Pathology Interpretation. Addict Behav. 2015;41:247-51. PubMed PMID: 25452072.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ultra-violet indoor tanning addiction: a reinforcer pathology interpretation. A1 - Reed,Derek D, Y1 - 2014/11/01/ PY - 2014/05/15/received PY - 2014/09/23/revised PY - 2014/10/24/accepted PY - 2014/12/3/entrez PY - 2014/12/3/pubmed PY - 2015/9/9/medline KW - Behavioral economics KW - Demand KW - Discounting KW - Reinforcer pathologies KW - Tanning SP - 247 EP - 51 JF - Addictive behaviors JO - Addict Behav VL - 41 N2 - Ultra-violet indoor tanning (UVIT) is a pervasive issue that is increasing at record rates, despite obvious and well-publicized links to skin cancer. Recent studies on UVIT have found that frequent users face difficulty quitting and report symptomatology similar to substance-related disorders, causing the medical field to begin classifying excessive UVIT use as an addicting behavior. Despite calls for research, relatively little behavioral research has been aimed at determining the psychology of UVIT. This mini-review reinterprets the existing dermatology literature in light of the reinforcer pathology model of addiction. The relevancy of this model, in conjunction with the similarities between UVIT addiction and other substance-related addiction, suggests that behavioral economic research on UVIT is overdue. This mini-review concludes with directions for future research in this area. SN - 1873-6327 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25452072/Ultra_violet_indoor_tanning_addiction:_a_reinforcer_pathology_interpretation_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0306-4603(14)00358-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -