Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology

Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology

Edited by Thomas Byrne and Alan Poling

Published by: New Harbinger Publications

Imprint: Context Press

254 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781878978363
  • Published: May 2000

$44.95

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  • 9781608826728
  • Published: May 2000

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of substances that are used to modify behavior. While different classes of substances have known effects, one has only to see a group of people drinking to excess to recognize that not everyone responds in the same way to a given substance. Why do substances have the behavioral effects they do, and why do individuals vary in their responses to them? This book provides a conceptual framework for answering such questions.

Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology includes a short overview of behavioral analysis and general pharmacology, followed by detailed discussion of assessment of drug effects, the stimulus properties of drugs, drug abuse, and more.