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John Pinel, the author of Biopsychology, obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal and worked briefly at the Massachu... Weiterlesen
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John Pinel, the author of Biopsychology, obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal and worked briefly at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before taking a faculty position at the University of British Columbia, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. Professor Pinel is an award-winning teacher and the author of over 200 scientific papers. However, he feels that Biopsychology is his major career-related accomplishment. "It ties together everything I love about my job; students, teaching, writing, and research." Pinel attributes much of his success to his wife Maggie who is an artist and professional designer. Over the years, they have collaborated on many projects, and the quality of Biopsychology's illustrations is largely attributable to her skill and effort.


Pinel clearly presents the fundamentals Biopsychology and makes the topics personally and socially relevant to the reader. The defining feature of Biopsychology is its unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. Rather than introducing biopsychology in the usual textbook fashion, it interweaves the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, social issues, personal implications, and humorous anecdotes. It tries to be a friendly mentor that speaks directly to the reader, enthusiastically relating recent advances in biopsychological science. Now available with MyPsychLab! To order a MyPsychLab access code packaged with the text please use ISBN: 9780205042401 Through MyPsychLab for Biopsychology, 8th edition, students can interact with a virtual brain simulation and see various animations to help them better understand the content being covered in class and in their textbook. You can access MyPsychLab at www.mypsychlab.com.


Brief Table of Contents Part 1: What is Biopsychology? Chapter 1: Biopsychology as a Neuroscience: What Is Biopsychology, Anyway? Part 2: Foundations of Biopsychology Chapter 2: Evolution, Genetics, and Experience: Thinking about the Biology of Behavior Chapter 3: Anatomy of the Nervous System: Systems, Structures, and Cells That Make Up Your Nervous System Chapter 4: Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission: How Neurons Send and Receive Signals Chapter 5: The Research Methods of Biopsychology: Understanding What Biopsychologists Do PART ONE Methods of Studying the Nervous System PART TWO Behavioral Research Methods of Biopsychology Part 3: Sensory and Motor Systems Chapter 6: The Visual System: How We See Chapter 7: Mechanisms of Perception: Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste, and Attention: How You Know the World Chapter 8: The Sensorimotor System: How You Move Part 4: Brain Plasticity Chapter 9: Development of the Nervous System: From Fertilized Egg to You Chapter 10: Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity: Can the Brain Recover from Damage? Chapter 11: Learning, Memory, and Amnesia: How Your Brain Stores Information Part 5: Biopsychology of Motivation Chapter 12: Hunger, Eating, and Health: Why Do Many People Eat Too Much? Chapter 13: Hormones and Sex: What's Wrong with the Mamawawa? Chapter 14: Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms: How Much Do You Need to Sleep? Chapter 15: Drug Addiction and the Brain's Reward Circuits: Chemicals That Harm with Pleasure Part 6: Disorders of Cognition and Emotion Chapter 16: Lateralization, Language, and the Split Brain: The Left Brain and the Right Brain of Language Chapter 17: Biopsychology of Emotion, Stress, and Health: Fear, the Dark Side of Emotion Chapter 18: Biopsychology of Psychiatric Disorders: The Brain Unhinged Detailed Table of Contents Chapter 1 Biopsychology as a Neuroscience: What Is Biopsychology, Anyway? Four Major Themes of This Book 1.1 What Is Biopsychology? 1.2 What Is the Relation between Biopsychology and the Other Disciplines of Neuroscience? 1.3 What Types of Research Characterize the Biopsychological Approach? Human and Nonhuman Subjects Experiments and Nonexperiments Pure and Applied Research 1.4 What Are the Divisions of Biopsychology? Physiological Psychology Psychopharmacology Neuropsychology Psychophysiology Cognitive Neuroscience Comparative Psychology 1.5 Converging Operations: How Do Biopsychologists Work Together? 1.6 Scientific Inference: How Do Biopsychologists Study the Unobservable Workings of the Brain? 1.7 Critical Thinking about Biopsychological Claims Themes Revisited Think about it Sample study questions Key terms Chapter 2 Evolution, Genetics, and Experience: Thinking about the Biology of Behavior 2.1 Thinking about the Biology of Behavior: From Dichotomies to Interactions Is It Physiological, or Is It Psychological? Is It Inherited, or Is It Learned? Problems with Thinking about the Biology of Behavior in Terms of Traditional Dichotomies 2.2 Human Evolution Course of Human Evolution Thinking about Human Evolution Evolution of the Human Brain Evolutionary Psychology: Understanding Mate Bonding Thinking about Evolutionary Psychology 2.3 Fundamental Genetics Mendelian Genetics Chromosomes: Reproduction and Recombination Chromosomes: Structure and Replication Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Linked Traits The Genetic Code and Gene Expression Mitochondrial DNA Modern Genetics 2.4 Behavioral Development: Interaction of Genetic Factors and Experience Selective Breeding of "Maze-Bright" and "Maze-Dull" Rats Phenylketonuria: A Single-Gene Metabolic Disorder Development of Birdsong 2.5 Genetics of Human Psychological Differences Development of Individuals versus Development of Differences among Individuals Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart Themes Revisited Think about It Sample study questions Key Terms Chapter 3 Anatomy of the Nervous System: Systems, Structures, and Cells That Make Up Your Nervous System 3.1 General Layout of the Nervous System Divisions of the Nervous System Meninges, Ventricles, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Blood Brain Barrier 3.2 Cells


Titel: Biopsychology, International Edition
Untertitel: Plus MyPsychLab access card
EAN: 9781408287002
ISBN: 978-1-4082-8700-2
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Psychologie
Veröffentlichung: 22.06.2011
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: 8. A.