Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Behavior
Psychological Research Perspectives
- John Jung - California State University, Long Beach, USA
Providing a psychological perspective on the use and abuse of alcohol and other psychoactive drugs, this Second Edition includes more coverage of the theories of alcohol and other drug use and abuse, as well as broad conceptual issues related to the nature of addiction and recent developments in research methods.
- Focuses on alcohol, which is used more widely than any other drug, and the one that is associated with the most societal harm
- Evaluates important studies on major issues, concepts, and theories rather than providing exhaustive literature reviews
- Teaches students to become educated consumers of research findings, rather than passive or uncritical recipients
- A Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/jungstudy with chapter summaries, multiple-choice quizzes, flashcards for glossary items, an annotated list of relevant Web sites, informational QuickTime movies, and SAGE journal articles.
- A password protected Instructor's Resource Site at www.sagepub.com/jung2einstr includes PowerPoint slides and test questions.
This text is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate courses in Drugs and Behavior, Psychology of Addiction, and Drug Abuse Counseling. It can also be used in graduate-levelcourses in Drugs and Behavior and Addiction courses taught in health science, social work, criminal justice, and nursing.
The student study site includes chapter summaries, quizzes, journal articles, web resources, chapter videos, and e-flashcards.
The instructor's resource site includes a PowerPoint slide and test questions.
"Excellent text for covering alcohol and other drugs of abuse."
It remains the best I have run across for teaching an undergrad class about alcohol from a psychology perspective.
A helpful text that gives a good introduction to alcohol and other substances, providing an explanation of both physiological and psychological effects on the person. A strength of the book is the ability to bring together the different disciplines to focus on substance use. As an introductory text, a helpful component is the critical lens the author takes on research conducted into substance use, which aids students in developing this skill in an applied way. A new edition may be helpful to update current knowledge and trends in substance use.
An informative book which examines key issues associated with alcohol and drug dependency and the impact on society. Well worth including in any educational learning.
Changed instructors....another text adopted by that instructor.
Very comprehensive book which is a "must have" book for any school , college and health and social care environment
The problem of alcohol misuse is slowly being realised and is beginning to be of interest to students as well as academics. This book makes a number of useful points and will be a useful addition to the reading lists
The instructor decided to use another text book, and use this book as a resourse text.
This books is one of the most comprehensive books on drugs and alcohol use, affect on behaviour and socio-economic influences. In addition to the above , the book covers the theories and available interventions. Excellent glossary of terms
This is an excellent source which puts students in the heart of the contemporary discussion and encourages them to form opinions. It is a great resource for seminars as well as gateways to research.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Psychology of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Chapter 10 - Age and Alcohol and Other Drug Use