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The Palgrave Handbook of Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption

Editors: Cooke, R., Conroy, D., Davies, E.L., Hagger, M.S., de Visser, R. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of psychological research on alcohol consumption
  • Offers a rounded presentation of debates around the psychological impacts of alcohol use
  • Presents key insight into future developments within the field
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About this book

This Handbook provides a broad and comprehensive overview of psychological research on alcohol consumption. It explores the psychological theories underpinning alcohol use and misuse, discusses the interventions that can be designed around these theories, and offers key insight into future developments within the field.

A range of international experts assess the unique factors that contribute to alcohol-related behaviour as differentiated from other health-related behaviours. They cover the theory and context of alcohol consumption, including possible implications of personality type, motivation and self-regulation, and cultural and demographic factors. After reviewing the evidence for psychological theories and predictors as accounts for alcohol consumption, the book goes on to focus on external influences on consumption and interventions for reducing alcohol consumption, including those based on purchasing and consumption behaviour, technologies such as personalised feedback apps, and social and media phenomena such as “Dry January” and “Hello Sunday Morning”. It brings together cutting-edge contemporary research on alcohol consumption in childhood and adolescence, including topics such as managing offers or drinks, “pre-drinking”, online identities, how children develop their beliefs about alcohol and how adolescents discuss alcohol with their parents. The book also offers a rounded presentation of the tensions involved in debates around the psychological impacts of alcohol use, discussing its role in helping people to socialise and unwind; as well as recognising the possible negative impacts on health, education and relationships. 

This book will be of interest to academics, policymakers, public health officials, practitioners, charities and other stakeholders interested in understanding how alcohol affects people psychologically. This book will also be a key resource for students and researchers from across the social sciences.



About the authors

Richard Cooke is Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Institute for Population Health and the Liverpool Centre for Alcohol Research at the University of Liverpool, UK. 

Dominic Conroy is Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of East London, UK.

Emma Louise Davies is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Martin S. Hagger is Professor of Health Psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of California, Merced, USA.

Richard O. de Visser is a Reader in Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK and at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Department of Primary Care and Public Health.


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-66941-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $179.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption
Editors
  • Richard Cooke
  • Dominic Conroy
  • Emma Louise Davies
  • Martin S. Hagger
  • Richard de Visser
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66941-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66941-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66940-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 583
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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