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Psychology of Addictive Behaviour

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 200
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Macmillan Insights in Psychology series

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Paperback - 9780230272224

15 September 2010

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20 August 2010

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Part of the Palgrave Insights in Psychology series, this highly accessible text presents the main theories, evidence and ideas in psychology, pharmacology and medicine most useful for learning about the psychological and...

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Part of the Palgrave Insights in Psychology series, this highly accessible text presents the main theories, evidence and ideas in psychology, pharmacology and medicine most useful for learning about the psychological and physical experience of addictive behaviours. Unique in their approach, Authors Moss and Dyer employ an innovative explanatory framework for conceptualising the onset of psychopathology, drawing upon not only the biological, but the social and psychological determinants most useful for understanding behaviour. This book undertakes an interdisciplinary analysis of how psychology thinks about the onset and treatment of addictive behaviours such as drug use, drinking alcohol, gambling, internet use and sex. This is an engaging and informative guide to understanding the main approaches to treatment and strategies of prevention for addictive behaviours.

This title stands as part of the Insights series edited by Nigel Holt and Rob Lewis, containing versatile, quick guides to the cornerstone theories, main topics and debates of their subjects and are useful for pre-undergraduate students looking to find incisive introductions to subjects that they may be considering for undergraduate study or those looking for helpful preparatory reading for undergraduate modules in the prospective subject. 

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  • Includes `Thinking Scientifically Box' providing the terminology and explanation they need for conditioning
  • Features a helpful end-of-book reading guide
  • Clearly-written introduction will help cement students' understanding of the different theories surrounding addictive behaviour
  • This book's key terms are emboldened expanded further in an end-of-book glossary
  • Authors examine both behavioural and substance-related disorders organized around the key stages of addiction

What is Addiction?
Understanding the Biology of Addiction
Understanding Addiction as a Learned Behaviour
Understanding Addiction as a Conscious Choice
Understanding Addiction as a Non-Conscious Choice
'One Size Fits Some': Individual Difference Accounts of Addiction
Changing and Treating Addictive Behaviours
Preventing Addiction and Reducing its Harms.

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ANTONY C. MOSS is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, London South Bank University, UK.
 
KYLE R. DYER is a psychopharmacologist at Kings College London, UK and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Psychology, London South Bank University, UK.

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ANTONY C. MOSS is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, London South Bank University, UK.
 
KYLE R. DYER is a psychopharmacologist at Kings College London, UK and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Psychology, London South Bank University, UK.

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