Psychoenvironmental Forces in Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Lorand B. Szalay
  • Jean Bryson Strohl
  • Kathleen T. Doherty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Tracing Dispositions Affecting the Use of Harmful Substances

    1. Pages 1-18
  3. The Assessment of Internal Dispositions Through Comparative Imaging

  4. The Assessment of Vulnerability/Resistance Through Cognitive Mapping

  5. Tracing the Effects of Background and Lifestyle on the Use of Harmful Substances

  6. Tracing Environmental Influences Cultural and Social

  7. Applications: Diagnostics, Program Planning, and Evaluation

  8. The Latest Developments and Future Perspectives

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 315-360

About this book


Psychological vulnerabilities and environment influences are the most powerful forces shaping the behavior and choices of students to use harmful substances. This book employs computer-assisted Associative Group Analysis technology of comparative imaging and cognitive mapping to identify these factors and offers new perspectives for more comprehensive risk assessments and effective prevention.


assessment behavior prevention

Authors and affiliations

  • Lorand B. Szalay
    • 1
  • Jean Bryson Strohl
    • 1
  • Kathleen T. Doherty
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Comparative Social and Cultural Studies, Inc.Chevy Chase
  2. 2.Gettysburg CollegeGettysburg

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