Biopsychology (with MyPsychKit Student Access Code Card)

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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 reader. The defining feature ofBiopsychologyis its unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. 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
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
The Case of Mr. R., the Brain-Damaged Student Who Switched to Architecture
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
Jose and the Bull
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 EvolutionEvolution 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 DNAModern 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
Neuroanatomical Techniques
Directions in the Vertebrate Nervous System
The Spinal Cord
The Five Major Divisions of the Brain
Major Structures of the Brain
Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission: How Neurons Send and Receive Signals
The Lizard, a Case of Parkinson's Disease
The Neuron's Resting Membrane Potentia
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