EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals
Search
Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society

Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205665709

Cover of Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society 6TH 10 (ISBN 978-0205665709)
ISBN13: 978-0205665709
ISBN10: 0205665705
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2010
International: No

List price: $128.25

Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society - 6TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205665709

Charles E Levinthal

ISBN13: 978-0205665709
ISBN10: 0205665705
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, 6/e, examines the impact of drug-taking behavior on our society and our daily lives. The use and abuse of a wide range of licit and illicit drugs are discussed from historical, biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The use of Drugs in our lives and drug-taking behavior, legally restricted drugs in our society, legal drugs in our society, medicinal drugs, treatment, prevention, and education. Forstudents, or people working with drug related topics in the fields of psychology and health.

Author Bio

Dr. Charles F. Levinthal is Chair of the Department of Psychology and Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University, where he has taught and conducted research since 1971, having received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is author of fifteen books, including Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, 7th ed. (2012), Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice, 3rd ed. (2012), Point/Counterpoint: Opposing Perspectives on Issues of Drug Policy (2003), Introduction to Physiological Psychology, 3rd ed. (1990), and Messengers of Paradise: Opiates and the Brain (1988). Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society has been published in Korean (2008), and Messengers of the Paradise: Opiates and the Brain has been published in Spanish (1989) and Japanese (1991). His present research interests include issues in substance abuse and dependence, clinical neuropsychology, and cognitive decision-making. Dr. Levinthal presented the Hofstra University Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 1987 and was voted by the graduating Class of 2003 as Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Dr. Levinthal was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2010.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface
1 Drugs and Behavior Today 1
2 Drug-Taking Behavior: The Personal and Social Dangers 27
3 How Drugs Work in the Body and on the Mind 60
4 The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines 87
5 Sedative-Hypnotics and Antianxiety Drugs 112
6 Glues, Solvents, and Other Inhalants 133
7 The Major Narcotics: Opium, Morphine, and Heroin 149
8 LSD and Other Hallucinogens 176
9 Marijuana 202
10 Alcohol: Social Beverage, Social Drug 228
11 Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 253
12 Nicotine and Tobacco 283
13 Caffeine 313
14 Anabolic Steroids and Drug Abuse in Sports 333
15 Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs 352
16 Psychiatric Drugs: Treating Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders 376
17 Prevention Strategies: Schools, Community, and Family 394
Index 415

List price: $128.25
  • Marketplace
  • From