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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Biopsychologyclearly presents the fundamentals of the study of the biology of behavior and makes the topics personally and socially relevant to the student. The defining feature ofBiopsychologyis its unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. It is a textbook that is "untextbooklike." Rather than introducing biopsychology in the usual textbook fashion, it interweaves the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, social issues, personal implications, and humorous anecdotes. It tries to be a friendly mentor that speaks directly to the reader, enthusiastically relating recent advances in biopsychological science.

Table of Contents

Biopsychology as a Neuroscience: What is Biopsychology Anyway?
The Case of Jimmie G., the Man Frozen in Time
Four Major Themes of This Book
Thinking Clearly
About Biopsychology Clinical Implications
The Evolutionary Perspective Neuroplasticity
What is Biopsychology?
What is the Relation between Biopsychology and the Other Disciplines of Neuroscience?
What Types of Research Characterize the Biopsychology Approach?
Human and Nonhuman Subjects Experiments and Nonexperiments Quasiexperimental Studies
Pure and Applied Research
What are the Divisions of Biopsychology?
Physiological Psychology
Psychopharmacology Neuropsychology
The Case of Mr. R., the Brain-Damaged StudentWho Switched to Architecture Psychophysiology Cognitive
Neuroscience Comparative Psychology
Converging Operations
How Do Biopsychologists Work Together?
Scientific Inference
How Do Biopsychologists Study the Unobservable Workings of the Brian?
Critical Thinking about Biopsychological Claims
Case 1: Jose and the Bull
Case 2: Becky, Moniz, and Prefrontal Lobotomy
Evolution, Genetics, and Experience
Thinking about the Biology of behavior
Thinking about the Biology of behavior
From Dichotomies to Relations and Interactions Is It Physiological, or Is It Psychological?
Is It Inherited, or Is It Learned?
Problems with Thinking about the Biology of Behavior in Terms of Traditional
Dichotomies A Model of the Biology of behavior
Human Evolution
Evolution and behavior
Course of Human Evolution
Thinking about Human Evolution
Evolution of the Human Brain Evolutionary Psychology
Understanding Mate Bonding
Thinking about Evolutionary Psychology
Fundamental Genetics Mendelian Genetics Chromosomes
Reproduction, Linkage, and Recombination Chromosome
Structure and Replication Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Linked Traits
The Genetic Code and Gene Expression Mitochondrial DNA Modern Genetics
Behavioral Development
The Interaction of Genetic Factors and Experience
Selective Breeding of "Maze-Bright" and "Maze-Dull"
Rats Phenylketonuria
A Single-Gene Metabolic Disorder
Development of Birdsong
The Genetics of Human Psychological Differences
Development of Individuals versus
Development of Differences among Individuals
Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart
The Anatomy of the Nervous System
The System, Structures, and Cells
That Make Up Your Nervous System
General Layout of the Nervous System
Division of the Nervous System Meninges, Ventricles, and Cerebrospinal
Fluid Blood-Brain Barrier
Cells of the Nervous System
Anatomy of Neurons Glial Cells
The Forgotten Majority
Neuroanatomical Techniques and Directions
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