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Biopsychology, Global Edition - John P. J. Pinel

Biopsychology, Global Edition

Paperback Published: 30th March 2017
ISBN: 9781292158471
Number Of Pages: 624

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For courses in Physiological Psychology and Biopsychology

Explore how the central nervous system governs behavior
Biopsychology presents a clear, engaging introduction to biopsychological theory and research through a unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. Original author John Pinel and new co-author Steven Barnes address students directly and interweave the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, useful metaphors, and memorable anecdotes that make course material personally and socially relevant to readers. In addition to expanded learning objectives that guide students through the course, the Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect this rapidly progressing scientific field.

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  • PART I: WHAT IS BIOPSYCHOLOGY?
  • 1. Biopsychology as a Neuroscience: What Is Biopsychology, Anyway?
  • PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF BIOPSYCHOLOGY
  • 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
  • PART III: SENSORY AND MOTOR SYSTEMS
  • 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
  • PART IV: BRAIN PLASTICITY
  • 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
  • PART V: BIOPSYCHOLOGY OF MOTIVATION
  • 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
  • PART VI: DISORDERS OF COGNITION AND EMOTION
  • 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

ISBN: 9781292158471
ISBN-10: 1292158476
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 30th March 2017
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.4 x 21.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 1.22
Edition Number: 10

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