TITLE : Biopsychology 8th PNIE - John P J Pinel
PUBLISHER : PEARSON (2013)
EDITION : 8TH PNIE PAPERBACK
PAGES : 595 COLOR PAGES
Pinel encourages interactive learning and creative thinking. His clear and engaging presentation makes the material personally and socially relevant to the reader.
For undergraduate junior/senior level courses in Behavioral Neuroscience, Physiology of Behavior, Biopsychology, Human Neuropsychology, or Physiological Psychology.
Biopsychology is an introduction to the study of the biology of behavior; it focuses on the neural mechanisms of psychological processes. The defining feature of Biopsychology is its unique combination of cutting-edge biopsychological science and student-oriented discourse. Rather than covering topics in the usual textbook fashion, it interweaves the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, personal implications, social issues, helpful metaphors, and memorable anecdotes. Biopsychology is a friendly mentor that speaks directly to students, enthusiastically describing recent advances in biopsychological science
Table of contents
Part 1: What is Biopsychology?
Chapter 1: Biopsychology as a Neuroscience: What Is Biopsychology, Anyway?
Part 2: Foundations of Biopsychology
Chapter 2: Evolution, Genetics, and Experience: Thinking about the Biology of Behavior
Chapter 3: Anatomy of the Nervous System: Systems, Structures, and Cells That Make Up Your Nervous System
Chapter 4: Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission: How Neurons Send and Receive Signals
Chapter 5: The Research Methods of Biopsychology: Understanding What Biopsychologists Do
PART ONE Methods of Studying the Nervous System
PART TWO Behavioral Research Methods of Biopsychology
Part 3: Sensory and Motor Systems
Chapter 6: The Visual System: How We See
Chapter 7: Mechanisms of Perception: Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste, and Attention: How You Know the World
Chapter 8: The Sensorimotor System: How You Move
Part 4: Brain Plasticity
Chapter 9: Development of the Nervous System: From Fertilized Egg to You
Chapter 10: Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity: Can the Brain Recover from Damage?
Chapter 11: Learning, Memory, and Amnesia: How Your Brain Stores Information
Part 5: Biopsychology of Motivation
Chapter 12: Hunger, Eating, and Health: Why Do Many People Eat Too Much?
Chapter 13: Hormones and Sex: What's Wrong with the Mamawawa?
Chapter 14: Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms: How Much Do You Need to Sleep?
Chapter 15: Drug Addiction and the Brain's Reward Circuits: Chemicals That Harm with Pleasure
Part 6: Disorders of Cognition and Emotion
Chapter 16: Lateralization, Language, and the Split Brain: The Left Brain and the Right Brain of Language
Chapter 17: Biopsychology of Emotion, Stress, and Health: Fear, the Dark Side of Emotion
Chapter 18: Biopsychology of Psychiatric Disorders: The Brain Unhinged