Dangerous consumptions beyond the grave: Psychic hotline addiction for the lonely hearts and grieving souls

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dc.contributor.author Shepherd, Robin-Marie en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-22T19:44:41Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Addiction Research and Theory 17(3):278-290 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 1606-6359 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15107 en
dc.description.abstract This study examines the relationship between Brown’s core criteria for addiction and ringing psychic hotlines. Both quantitative and qualitative data were endorsed to explore Brown’s theoretical framework. Fifty-six participants were recruited from the international ‘psychic junkie’ support group website. Most of the participants were female, Caucasian, single, university educated, spiritual and employed. A semi-structure questionnaire along with a psychic hotline questionnaire adapted from Brown’s core criteria of addiction was administered. Significant affirmative responses on Brown’s addiction criteria included cognitive salience, euphoria, tolerance and relief. The callers were less likely to endorse behavioural salience, relapse or inter-personal conflict as a result of psychic hotline use. Participants spent excessive amounts of money ringing psychic hotlines and many went into debt. The qualitative data as well as Brown’s core criteria of addiction supports the supposition that a segment of the population may be addicted to ringing psychic hotlines. en
dc.publisher Informa Healthcare en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Addiction Research and Theory en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1606-6359/ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Dangerous consumptions beyond the grave: Psychic hotline addiction for the lonely hearts and grieving souls en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/16066350802474482 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 278 en
pubs.volume 17 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Informa Healthcare en
pubs.end-page 290 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 144443 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1476-7392 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-09-26 en


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