Drugs and Behavior

Drugs and Behavior : An Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology

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For undergraduate courses in Drugs and Behavior Psychopharmacology, as well as graduate survey courses in Psychopharmacology.This text provides an understanding of basic pharmacology and behavior analysis, along with a discussion of the history of each class of drugs and its current place in modern western culture. Student-friendly and accessible, this new edition provides students with impartial scientific information on the effects of drugs on behavior and the various ways that behaviors facilitate both the actions of drugs and the way people use them.show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 178 x 230 x 16mm | 598.75g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130481181
  • 9780130481184

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter includes a Chapter Summary). 1. Some Basic Pharmacology. 2. Research Design and the Behavioral Analysis of Drug Effects. 3. Tolerance, Withdrawal, Sensitization, and Conditioning of Drug Effects. 4. Neurophysiology, Neurotransmitters, and the Nervous System. 5. Dependence, Addiction, and the Self-Administration of Drugs. 6. Alcohol. 7. Tranquilizers and Sedative Hypnotics. 8. Inhaled Substances. 9. Tobacco and Nicotine. 10. Caffeine and the Methylxanthines. 11. Psychomotor Stimulants. 12. The Opiates. 13. Antipsychotic Drugs. 14. Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers. 15. Cannabis. 16. Hallucinogens. Index. References.show more

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