Introduction to Biopsychology, Global Edition, 9th Edition
©2014 |Pearson |
John P.J. Pinel
©2014 |Pearson |
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Delves into how the central nervous system governs behaviour
Introduction to Biopsychology, 9/e, introduces the study of the biology of behaviour; that is, the neural mechanisms of psychological processes in the central nervous system. This program combines biopsychogical science and student-oriented discussion, interweaving the basics of this specialized field with clinical case studies and exploring the personal and social implications that arise. The author encourages interactive learning and creative thinking. His clear and engaging presentation makes the material personally and socially relevant to readers.
Brief Table of Contents
Part One: What Is Biopsychology?
Chapter1: Biopsychology as a Neuroscience
Part Two: Foundations of Biopsychology
Chapter 2: Evolution,Genetics, and Experience
Chapter 3: Anatomy of the Nervous System
Chapter 4: Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission
Chapter 5: The Research Methods of Biopsychology
Part Three: Sensory and Motor Systems
Chapter 6: The Visual System
Chapter 7: Mechanisms of Perception: Hearing,Touch, Smell, Taste, and Attention
Chapter 8: The Sensorimotor System
Part Four: Brain Plasticity
Chapter 9: Development of the Nervous System
Chapter 10: Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity
Chapter 11: Learning, Memory, and Amnesia
Part Five: Biopsychology of Motivation
Chapter 12: Hunger, Eating, and Health
Chapter 13: Hormones and Sex
Chapter 14: Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms
Chapter 15: Drug Addiction and the Brain’s Reward Circuits
Part Six: Disorders of Cognition and Emotion
Chapter 16: Lateralization, Language, and the Split Brain
Chapter 17: Biopsychology of Emotion, Stress, and Health
Chapter 18: Biopsychology of Psychiatric Disorders
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