“Carpe Diem (or the Hour or Minute) and Wretched Excess”: Some conceptual notes on temporal opportunity structure, deviance compression, and bingeing behavior

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Clifton D. Bryant
Craig J. Forsyth


This paper examines the bingeing process and posits three conceptual paradigms that articulate various elements, dynamics, distinctions and nuance attendant to the bingeing process: the potentiality of temporal
opportunity structure, the intention of deviance compression, and the operationalization of this intention through three types of bingeing behavior. The three types of bingeing behaviors offered are: the relief, addictive, and occasional binge.

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