Drugs: Mind, Body, and Society (Loose Leaf)

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Written in a contemporary and accessible voice, Drugs: Mind, Body, and Society offers more than knowledge and study skills. It is a multidisciplinary text that provides students with a comprehensive discussion about drugs and drug effects that weaves together physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology, society, culture, media, history, law, and religion. With an emphasis on critical thinking skills, this book teaches students to evaluate research, assess sources of data, and discern fact from opinion, so that they can make intelligent decisions that improve the quality of their lives.

*Thinking Critically About Drugs, a separate section at the start of the book, teaches students how to evaluate data, validate sources, and understand how drug research is conducted
*True/False chapter-opening questions, with answers, draw students into the material by asking them provocative questions that challenge commonly held misconceptions about drugs
*Critical Evaluations in most chapters delve into controversial topics and teach students to evaluate research and information from multiple perspectives
*Ask Yourself questions encourage students to reflect on and discuss their own ideas about the chapter material
*Quick Hits scattered throughout each chapter provide students with brief, interesting anecdotes or fun facts from various disciplines, like history and economics
*The Straight Dope boxes feature historical and biographical profiles, cases, self-knowledge tests, and points of clinical or cultural relevance

About the Author

Martha S. Rosenthal received her master's degree in neuropharmacology from Brown University and her PhD in neuroscience from UCLA before beginning her career at the University of Florida's College of Pharmacy. For over 20 years she has taught at Florida Gulf Coast University. As Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, she teaches courses in drugs and society, neuroscience, human sexuality, gender, and physiology.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190859459
ISBN-10: 0190859458
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 15th, 2018
Pages: 512
Language: English