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A biopsychosocial perspective

November 2018 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Addiction: A biopsychosocial perspective provides students with an evidence-based approach to addiction whilst covering a broad range of topics, critical perspectives and influential theories in addiction. With chapters discussing key theories, psychological, biological and societal aspects of addiction, this is a highly accessible and essential resource for students and researchers that:

  • Offers an evidence-based discussion of addiction
  • Addresses the neuroscience and psychology of addiction
  • Provides a critical account of the science and research in addiction
  • Includes chapter overviews and summaries, learning aims and case studies to help students in their study 
Chapter 1: Addiction defined
Chapter 2: Psychopharmacology of addictive substances
Chapter 3: Biological Theories of addiction
Chapter 4: Genetics of addiction
Chapter 5: Psychological Theories of addiction
Chapter 6: Pharmacotherapy for addiction
Chapter 7: Psychological Treatments
Chapter 8: Non Substance addictions: Gambling
Chapter 9: Society, Policy, Law and Ethics

This is an accessible book which takes complex subjects and breaks them down into manageable chunks, and would allow students to dip into specific areas of interest with ease.

Mrs Lara Matthews
School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery (Dumfries), University of the West of Scotland
July 16, 2019

An excellent up to date resource for Applied Psychology students. I have adopted into my reading list.

Dr Karen Kirby
School of Psychology, Ulster University
March 12, 2020

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Addiction Defined

Chris Chandler

Anita Andrews