Drugs and Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology

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Prentice Hall, 2003 - Medical - 380 pages
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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. - NEW - Completely updated and reorganized - Each class of drugs is introduced, accompanied by historical data, placed in a social context, and then is discussed in terms of its neuropharmacology, effects on behavior, abuse potential, use patterns, and effects and damages - Enables students to fully grasp each class of drugs and their neurological, psychological, and social effects. - NEW - Added chapter on inhaled substances - Covering solvents and anesthetics - Introduces students to recent findings on currently-used and abused drugs. - NEW - Extended discussion of club drugs - Includes ecstasy, ketamine, dextromethorphan, flu

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RESEARCH DESIGN AND THE BEHAVIORAL
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The Study of Behavior
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Withdrawal Symptoms and Physical Dependence
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