Discovering Biological Psychology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-09
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and reader-friendly pedagogy, DISCOVERING BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2nd Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. The book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Written by an author with nearly 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League, this text presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning and less-prepared students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students excited and engaged. Reviewers have praised the text's clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. The Second Edition is supported by a comprehensive and contemporary media package that includes animations, videos, lectures and an image gallery on Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides, student response system content, and a time-saving online homework and course management system.

Table of Contents

Introducing Biological Psychology
The Anatomy and Evolution of the Nervous System.
Cells of the Nervous System
Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain
Nonvisual Sensation and Perception
Motivation: The Regulation of Temperature, Thirst, and Hunger
Sexual Behavior
Sleep and Waking
Learning and Memory
Lateralization, Language, and Intelligence
Emotion, Reward, Aggression, Stress
Neurological Disorders
Psychological Disorders
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