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 aroaches to treatment. Including significantly expanded coverage of developmental, social learning, and cognitive theories, the book features new chapters on genetics, neurobiology, and emotions.
Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions and the Director of the Division of Psychology in Psychiatry, School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo. Howard Thomas Blane, PhD, formerly Director of the Research Institute on Addictions, is Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo.