Biopsychology, 11th edition

  • John P.J. Pinel

Overview

Biopsychology presents a clear, engaging introduction to the discipline through a unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. Authors John Pinel and Steven Barnes interweave the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, social issues, personal implications, useful metaphors, and memorable anecdotes. The 11th Edition incorporates two new emerging themes (“thinking about epigenetics” and “consciousness”) and includes up-to-date coverage of recent developments in the field.

Table of contents

PART I: WHAT IS BIOPSYCHOLOGY?
1. Biopsychology as a Neuroscience

PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF BIOPSYCHOLOGY
2. Evolution, Genetics, and Experience
3. Anatomy of the Nervous System
4. Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission
5. The Research Methods of Biopsychology

PART III: SENSORY AND MOTOR SYSTEMS
6. The Visual System
7. Sensory Systems, Perception, and Attention
8. The Sensorimotor System

PART IV: BRAIN PLASTICITY
9. Development of the Nervous System
10. Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity
11. Learning, Memory, and Amnesia

PART V: BIOPSYCHOLOGY OF MOTIVATION
12. Hunger, Eating, and Health
13. Hormones and Sex
14. Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms
15. Drug Use, Drug Addiction, and the Brain's Reward Circuits

PART VI: DISORDERS OF COGNITION AND EMOTION
16. Lateralization, Language, and the Split Brain
17. Biopsychology of Emotion, Stress, and Health
18. Biopsychology of Psychiatric Disorders

Published by Pearson (January 23rd 2021) - Copyright © 2021