Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism

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Kenneth E. Leonard, Howard T. Blane
Guilford Press, 1999 - Psychology - 467 pages
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Updating and expanding the classic Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism, this fully revised second edition incorporates state-of-the-art presentations from leaders in the alcoholism field. Contributors review established and emerging approaches that guide research into the psychological processes influencing drinking and alcoholism. The volume's multidisciplinary approach also takes into account biological, pharmacological, and social factors, offering important insights into the development and escalation of drinking problems and the various approaches to treatment. Including significantly expanded coverage of developmental, social learning, and cognitive theories, the book features new chapters on genetics, neurobiology, and emotions.
  

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Contents
1
Alcohol and Tension Reduction
14
Social Learning Theory
106
Developmental Theory and Research
164
Cognitive Theory and Research
247
Learning Theory and Research
292
Behavioral Genetic Models of Alcoholism and Drinking
372
Neurobiological Bases of Alcohols Psychological Effects
422
Conclusion
456
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Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions, the Director of the Division of Psychology in Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School, and a Fellow in the Division of Addictions (Division 50) of the American Psychological Association. He has published extensively in the area of drinking and marital/family processes.

Howard T. Blane, PhD, is the former Director of the Research Institute on Addictions, a Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Preventive Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School, and a Fellow in the Division of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) and in the Division of Addictions (Division 50) of the American Psychological Association. He has published widely on the topic of alcoholism.

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