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Children of Alcoholics

A Critical Appraisal of Theory and Research

This study offers a comprehensive, critical look at what is known and not known about children of alcoholics, and also constructs a model for assessing existing theory and introducing new methodological rigor into this field.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Genetic and Environmental Influences
3. Other Psychological Disorders Associated with a Family History of Alcoholism
4. Mediators and Moderators of Risk: Conceptualizing Vulnerability and Protective Factors
5. Cross-sectional and Prospective Research on COAs: Rationale and Methodological Issues
6. Psychological Characteristics
7. Biological Characteristics
8. Responses to Alcohol
9. Models of Vulnerability
10. Moderating Variables
11. The Clinical Literature with Phil Mothersead
12. Concluding Comments
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

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