Psychological phenomena

Understanding the psychology of addiction

The word addiction comes from ‘ad’ which is a prefix meaning ‘to’ and ‘dictus’ which means ‘to say or tell’. The words ‘dictionary’ and ‘dictation’ are also derived from ‘dictus’. Hence, etymologically, ‘addiction’ means ‘to tell or to say or to dictate’. And, as many addicts are well-aware, that’s exactly what addiction does- it tells […]

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