Biological Psychology

  • Filename: biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781305465299
  • Release Date: 2015-01-01
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: James W. Kalat
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the most widely used text in the course area, and for good reason: an extremely high level of scholarship, a clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples. Throughout all eleven editions, Kalat's goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Another goal has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat delivers. Updated with new topics, examples, and recent research findings, the new edition continues this book's tradition of quality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Biological Psychology

  • Filename: biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 087893927X
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 633
  • Author: S. Marc Breedlove
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated



Published in March 2013, Biological Psychology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive survey of the biological bases of behavior designed for undergraduates enrolled in biological psychology, physiological psychology, or behavioral neuroscience courses. It offers a broad perspective, encompassing lucid descriptions of behavior, evolutionary history, development, proximate mechanisms, and applications.

Biological Psychology

  • Filename: biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 0273734997
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 659
  • Author: Frederick M. Toates
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall



Assuming no prior knowledge of biology and building upon previous editions, Biological Psychology third edition uses everyday experiences to explain complex concepts in an interesting and highly accessible way. This is complemented by a range of inventive pedagogical features and extensive full-colour illustrations to stimulate interest and help students to develop and test their understanding. Online resources accompanying the text can be found at www.pearsoned.co.uk/toates These include video clips, interactions, animations, self-test questions and research updates to help students consolidate their understanding and prepare for assessment. "Professor of Biological Psychology Frederick Toates from The Open University has done the field an enormous service in the Third Edition of Biological Psychology. Students worldwide will enjoy this text as it sets a new benchmark for a life science approach to brain and behaviour. The inclusion of evolutionary (both ultimate function and phylogeny), neurobiological and developmental perspectives on brain and behaviour make this textbook a first choice for the next generation of undergraduates studying biology and psychology." Dr William M Brown, BA (Hons) MSc PhD, Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of East London "Toates' third edition is both readable and palatable. It arouses interest by focusing on the thought-provoking questions that arise within a study of biological psychology. The author's conversational style is helpful as he talks the reader through the more straightforward and also the more conceptually demanding sections. Although accessible, the text provides a thorough account of key areas. It answers questions and stimulates interest. This up-to-date third edition retains the excellent pedagogical features of the previous edition. This is an enormously useful textbook. The author understands the problems, questions and fascinations of biological psychology students. Toates is an excellent teacher and a real authority in this area. This textbook captures his knowledge and understanding, and his infectious love of the subject." Dr Graham Mitchell, The University of Northampton "If the processes of the mind and brain have baffled you, this book is the key to unlocking its mysteries. Toates introduces the main topics of neuroscience in a beautifully simple yet highly informative manner. Each topic is covered in a massively integrative way. This renders the text suitable for both students and lay readers, for both medics and psychologists, for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Chapters are hugely informative and achieve the perfect combination of presenting scientific findings and research with the author's personal experience and good humour. This text is engaging at all times, and I strongly recommend it in the study of biological psychology. No stone is left unturned in the quest for understanding the brain." Dr Anna Scarnà, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University "Toates' Biological Psychology offers its readers a lucid and well-balanced exploration of this conceptually challenging field. Over the last decade I have found the various editions of this textbook invaluable as a teaching aid for my students. It is no mean feat to have improved on the second edition but Toates seems somehow to have managed it. I especially enjoyed the additional material on evolutionary psychology and, in particular, how this might help to explain both when things work out (e.g. the complexities of the human visual system) and when things go wrong (e.g. why depression might be kept in the population)." Dr Lance Workman, Head of Research, Bath Spa University

Discovering Biological Psychology

  • Filename: discovering-biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9780547177793
  • Release Date: 2009-02-09
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: Laura Freberg
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2nd Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. The book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Written by an author with nearly 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League, this text presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning and less-prepared students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students excited and engaged. Reviewers have praised the text’s clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. The Second Edition is supported by a comprehensive and contemporary media package that includes animations, videos, lectures and an image gallery on Microsoft PowerPoint slides, student response system content, and a time-saving online homework and course management system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dictionary of Biological Psychology

  • Filename: dictionary-of-biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781134778164
  • Release Date: 2003-09-02
  • Number of pages: 896
  • Author: Philip Winn
  • Publisher: Routledge



Biological Psychology is the study of psychological processes in terms of biological functions. A major obstacle to understanding dialogue in the field has always been its terminology which is drawn from a variety of non-psychological sources such as clinical medicine, psychiatry and neuroscience, as well as specialist areas of psychology such as ethology, learning theory and psychophysics. For the first time, a distinguished international team of contributors has now drawn these terms together and defined them both in terms of their physical properties and their behavioural significance. The Dictionary of Biological Psychology will prove an invaluable source of reference for undergraduates in psychology wrestling with the fundamentals of brain physiology, anatomy and chemistry, as well as researchers and practitioners in the neurosciences, psychiatry and the professions allied to medicine. It is an essential resource both for teaching and for independent study, reliable for fact-checking and a solid starting point for wider exploration.

Biological Psychology

  • Filename: biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 0470871016
  • Release Date: 2008-04-30
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Paul Aleixo
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



“This fantastic introduction to Biological Psychology brings the subject to life in a way that no traditional textbook can. I will certainly be recommending it.” Brian Wink, Southampton Solent University "My first reaction was that it was both imaginative and courageous. Having read it, I would add that it also makes a significant contribution to the available texts on biological psychology. This approach is just what students are looking for.” Graham Mitchell, University of Northampton Taking a refreshingly innovative approach to the subject, Biological Psychology: An Illustrated Survival Guide uses cartoons as an effective teaching medium. Each chapter is organised into a mini lecture, and offers an accessible introduction to key topics including: The brain and nervous system Vision and audition The mechanical and chemical senses Emotions and sexual behaviour Memory and learning Intended to complement traditional textbooks in the area, Biological Psychology: An Illustrated Survival Guide provides undergraduate and ‘A’ level students with an alternative introduction to biological psychology and an invaluable study aid.

Biological Psychology

  • Filename: biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 0534260101
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 671
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



Nerve cells - Synapses and drugs - Development and evolution of the brain - Vision - Sensory systems - Movement - Sleep - Hormones and sexual behaviour - Learning and memory - Genetics and evolution__

Handbook of Psychology Biological Psychology

  • Filename: handbook-of-psychology-biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 0471384038
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 722
  • Author: Irving B. Weiner
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book provides a comprehensive overview of behavioral genetics, behavioral neuroscience, psychopharmacology, psychoimmunology, sensory processes, and evolutionary psychology. Chapter coverage includes the underlying physiological bases of sensory processes, comparative physiological processes, and other genotypic determinates of behavior.

Biological Psychology

  • Filename: biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: UVA:X006105707
  • Release Date: 1992-01
  • Number of pages: 680
  • Author: James W. Kalat
  • Publisher:



The global issues of biological psychology - Nerve cells and nerve impulses - Synapses and drugs - Anatomy of the nervous system and methods of investigation - Laterization, language, and brain disconnection syndromes - Sensory systems - vision - Development of the brain and brain-behavior relationships - Movement - Wakefulness and sleep - Recovery from brain damage - Biology of mood disorders, schizophrenia, and autism.

Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience An Introduction to Biological Psychology

  • Filename: discovering-behavioral-neuroscience-an-introduction-to-biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781305687738
  • Release Date: 2015-01-01
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Laura Freberg
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3rd Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. Retitled in this edition to reflect the increasing interest in, and importance of, neuroscience, the book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Written by an author with more than 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League, this text presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning and less-prepared students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students excited and engaged. Reviewers have praised the text's clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. Updated with hundreds of new citations and to reflect changes in the DSM-5, this edition also includes new boxed features on ethics, careers, research, and health to engage students in the material, promote critical thinking, and prepare students for their future professions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Psychology Biological Psychology

  • Filename: handbook-of-psychology-biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9780471264446
  • Release Date: 2003-03-11
  • Number of pages: 722
  • Author: Michela Gallagher
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.

Essential Biological Psychology

  • Filename: essential-biological-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9781444144659
  • Release Date: 2015-10-15
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: G Neil Martin
  • Publisher: Routledge



Covering all the major topics within biopsychology, and evaluating the most up-to-date findings, this textbook is essential reading for first and second year psychology undergraduates as well as anyone studying courses in neuropsychology or behavioural neuroscience.

Brain Behavior

  • Filename: brain-behavior.
  • ISBN: 9781483323602
  • Release Date: 2014-06-30
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: Bob Garrett
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



The Fourth Edition of Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology by Bob Garrett showcases our rapidly increasing understanding of the biological foundations of behavior, engaging students immediately with easily accessible content. Bob Garrett uses colorful illustrations and thought-provoking facts while maintaining a “big-picture” approach that students will appreciate. Don’t be surprised when they reach their “eureka” moment and exclaim, “Now I understand what was going on with Uncle Edgar!” “ [T]he topic coverage is excellent. It is what a student taking an Introductory Biological Psychology course should walk away with.” —William Meil, Indiana University of Pennsylvania “I absolutely love this book. I think it is head and shoulders above any other.… The book is just right. I have used every edition so far and students seem to read it and grasp the concepts well. It is clearly written, well illustrated, and explains concepts in an engaging and understandable way. The text reads like it should—a wonderfully written book. It almost reads like a novel, progressing through the topics with a fluency that is rare. It’s perfect for my students.” —Carol L. DeVolder, St. Ambrose University “The text is well organized and has excellent artwork depicting complex brain functions.” —Dr. Catherine Powers Ozyurt, Bay Path College “Excellent use of artwork, good coverage of a range of topics within each chapter.” —M. Foster Olive, Arizona State University

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