Biopsychology, 11th edition

  • John P.J. Pinel, 
  • Steven J. Barnes

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Biopsychology is your map to explore how the central nervous system governs behavior. This clear introduction to biopsychological theory and research is built to engage you with a unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-friendly discourse. Original author John Pinel and new co-author Steven Barnes interweave the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, useful metaphors, and anecdotes. The result is a text that feels both personally and socially relevant.

The 10th Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect this rapidly progressing scientific field. The text also includes expanded learning objectives designed to guide you seamlessly through the course.

Published by Pearson (July 5th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780137588596

Subject: Psychology

Category: Biopsychology

Table of contents

Brief Contents


  1. Biopsychology as a Neuroscience


  1. Evolution, Genetics, and Experience
  2. Anatomy of the Nervous System
  3. Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission
  4. The Research Methods of Biopsychology


  1. The Visual System
  2. Sensory Systems, Perception, and Attention
  3. The Sensorimotor System


  1. Development of the Nervous System
  2. Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity
  3. Learning, Memory, and Amnesia


  1. Hunger, Eating, and Health
  2. Hormones and Sex
  3. Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms
  4. Drug Use, Drug Addiction, and the Brain's Reward Circuits


  1. Lateralization, Language, and the Split Brain
  2. Biopsychology of Emotion, Stress, and Health
  3. Biopsychology of Psychiatric Disorders

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