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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Psychology of Addictive Behaviour

ISBN 9780230272224
Publication Date September 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

This concise, clearly-written introduction will help cement students' understanding of the different theories surrounding addictive behaviour. The authors examine both behavioural and substance-related disorders, with chapters discussing biological, cognitive and moralistic perspectives, all organized around the key stages of addiction.

ANTONY C. MOSS is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, London South Bank University, UK.
KYLE R. DYER is a psychopharmacologist at Kings College London, UK and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Psychology, London South Bank University, UK.

What is Addiction?
Understanding the Biology of Addiction
Understanding Addiction as a Learned Behaviour
Understanding Addiction as a Conscious Choice
Understanding Addiction as a Non-Conscious Choice
'One Size Fits Some': Individual Difference Accounts of Addiction
Changing and Treating Addictive Behaviours
Preventing Addiction and Reducing its Harms.


"Moss and Dyer's book provides a comprehensive review of both the historical development and contemporary focus of addiction psychology, and will doubtlessly be welcomed by A-Level andundergraduatestudents studying introductory courses in addiction." - Lee Hogarth, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Nottingham
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