ISBN13:978-0205665709 ISBN10: 0205665705 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0205638345 ISBN10: 0205638341
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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 10 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Allyn & Bacon, Inc. Year Published: 2010 International: No
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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.
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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
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