Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism

Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism

by Kenneth E. Leonard
     
 

Updating and expanding the classic Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism, this fully revised second edition incorporates state-of-the-art presentations from leaders in the alcoholism field. Contributors review established and emerging approaches that guide research into the psychological processes influencing drinking and alcoholism. The volume's…  See more details below

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Updating and expanding the classic Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism, this fully revised second edition incorporates state-of-the-art presentations from leaders in the alcoholism field. Contributors review established and emerging approaches that guide research into the psychological processes influencing drinking and alcoholism. The volume's multidisciplinary approach also takes into account biological, pharmacological, and social factors, offering important insights into the development and escalation of drinking problems and the various approaches to treatment. Including significantly expanded coverage of developmental, social learning, and cognitive theories, the book features new chapters on genetics, neurobiology, and emotions.

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From the Publisher

"This new edition provides a welcome update of a text that has become a standard reference for researchers and teachers alike. Like the previous edition, this fine overview will stand as an important resource for a wide range of readers interested in theories of causation of drinking-related behaviors and problems and alcohol dependence." --Marc A. Schuckit, MD, Editor, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine, Director, Alcohol Research Center, San Diego VA Medical Center

"In recent decades, psychology has made extraordinary advances in the understanding of alcohol misuse and how it can be rationally treated. This brilliantly produced text critically distills that knowledge base and makes it available to a wide audience of students, scholars, and practitioners. The volume is comprehensive and immensely authoritative." --Griffith Edwards, CBE, DSc, DM, FRCP, FRCPsych, Editor-in-Chief, Addiction, National Addiction Centre, London

Booknews
This new edition incorporates advances in psychological approaches to alcoholism made in the years since the original volume was published in 1986, at a time when models emphasized physiological rather than psychological understanding. Topics explored in 12 contributed chapters (including a conclusion by the editors) encompass theoretical approaches to tension-reduction, personality, expectancy, cognition, learning, and emotional response, as well as behavioral genetic models, and neurobiological bases of alcohol's psychological effects. The two editors are affiliated with SUNY at Buffalo Medical School. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572304109
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/21/1999
Series:
The Guilford Substance Abuse Series Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.70(d)

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Meet the Author


Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions and the Director of the Division of Psychology in Psychiatry, School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Howard T. Blane, PhD, formerly Director of the Research Institute on Addictions, is Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo.

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