Drugs and Behavior

Drugs and Behavior : An Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology

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For an undergraduate psychology course in Drugs and Behavior Psychopharmacology; also ideal for a graduate-level Health and Social Science introductory course in Behavioral Pharmacology.This student-friendly, accessible text provides students with a thorough introduction to the field of behavioral pharmacology and prepares them to analyze drug information from a variety of sources. The text describes-impartially and scientifically-the effects of drugs on behavior, and the various ways that behavior principles facilitate an understanding of both the actions of drugs and the way people use them.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130831468
  • 9780130831460

Table of contents

1. Drugs: Some Basic Pharmacology. 2. Research Design and the Behavioral Analysis of Drug Effects. 3. Drug State Conditioning, Behavioral Tolerance, and Dissociation. 4. Neurophysiology, Neurotransmitters, and the Nervous System. 5. Dependence, Addition, and Self-Administration. 6. Alcohol. 7. The Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines. 8. Tobacco. 9. Caffeine and the Methylxanthines. 10. Psychomotor Stimulants. 11. The Opiates. 12. Antipsychotic Drugs. 13. Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers. 14. Cannabis. 15. Hallucinogens. Glossary. References. Index.
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