Drugs, Society and Human Behavior provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on society as well as on the individual. Trusted for more than 30 years by both instructors and students, this authoritative resource examines drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectives—behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical. The 15th edition includes the very latest information and statistics and many new timely topics and issues have been added that are sure to pique students’ interest and stimulate class discussion. Accompanying the text are instructor and student resources on the Online Learning Center.
About the Author
Dr. Carl Hart is an Associate Professor in both the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University and is also a Research Scientist in the Division of Substance Abuse at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. A major focus of Dr. Hart’s research is to understand the complex interactions between neurobiological and environmental factors that mediate and modulate the actions of drugs of abuse, including drug-taking behavior and cognitive performance. Dr. Hart’s research has been supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the past several years. In addition to his substantial research responsibilities, Dr. Hart teaches an undergraduate Drugs and Behavior course and was recently awarded Columbia University’s highest teaching award.
Charles Ksir received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington. Following his postdoctoral training in Neurobiology at the Worcester Foundation in Massachusetts, he began a 34-year career in teaching and research at the University of Wyoming, where he also served in a variety of administrative positions. Now a professor emeritus, he focuses his efforts on teaching and textbook writing. He has taught the psychology course Drugs and Behavior to over three thousand students since 1972, and has received several teaching awards.
The material covered in this book is up to date, unbiased, broad in relation to the content, and easy to read. The class I just took required the entire text be read, and I learned quite a bit.
The book is easy to read, well written, an excellent reference source of information on basic drug addiction, societal implications, and brief history of the development of drugs and pharmaceutical manufacturing, as well as drug regulation.
Recommended; the reader has basic chemistry and human physiology knowledge.
This is a well written text book and it uses one of the best teaching methods in existence, repetition. Several times I have noticed that it reinforces concepts by saying them again later in the book and thus also ties thing together better. My only complaint is that the book is vastly over priced. If I were not a senior citizen, I would not be able to afford the course and the text book.
I really enjoyed this book. The layout is excellent, the information is current and I think anyone interested in the topic will find this book interesting. I am in a counseling program so understanding this topic is important for me.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 15 edition (September 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0073529745
- ISBN-13: 978-0073529745
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 9 inches