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

1. Biopsychology as a Neuroscience: What Is Biopsychology, Anyway?

2. Evolution, Genetics, and Experience: Thinking about the Biology of Behavior
3. Anatomy of the Nervous System: Systems, Structures, and Cells That Make Up Your Nervous System
4. Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission: How Neurons Send and Receive Signals
5. The Research Methods of Biopsychology: Understanding What Biopsychologists Do

6. The Visual System: How We See
7. Mechanisms of Perception: Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste, and Attention: How You Know the World
8. The Sensorimotor System: How You Move

9. Development of the Nervous System: From Fertilized Egg to You
10. Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity: Can the Brain Recover from Damage?
11. Learning, Memory, and Amnesia: How Your Brain Stores Information

12. Hunger, Eating, and Health: Why Do Many People Eat Too Much?
13. Hormones and Sex: What's Wrong with the Mamawawa?
14. Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms: How Much Do You Need to Sleep?
15. Drug Use, Drug Addiction, and the Brain's Reward Circuits: Chemicals That Harm with Pleasure

16. Lateralization, Language, and the Split Brain: The Left Brain and the Right Brain
17. Biopsychology of Emotion, Stress, and Health: Fear, the Dark Side of Emotion
18. Biopsychology of Psychiatric Disorders: The Brain Unhinged

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