Foundations of Physiological Psychology

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: CD
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This text offers an introduction to the foundations of physiology that incorporates new research, illustrative examples, and case studies.This text incorporates the latest studies and research in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology. The text also uses many human examples to help make the material interesting and relevant to student readers.Psychology and neuroscience students.

Table of Contents

Each chapter includes Interim Summary
Key Concepts, and Suggested Readings
Origins of Physiological Psychology
Understanding Human Consciousness: A Physiological Approach
The Nature of Physiological Psychology
Ethical Issues in Research with Animals
Careers in Neuroscience
Strategies for Learning
Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System
Cells of the Nervous System
Communication within a Neuron
Communication between Neurons
Structure of the Nervous System
Basic Features of the Nervous System
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
Principles of Psychopharmacology
Sites of Drug Action
Neurotransmittters and Neuromodulators
Methods and Strategies of Research
Recording and Stimulating Neural Activity
Neurochemical Methods
Genetic Methods
The Stimulus
Anatomy of the Visual System
Coding of Visual Information in the Retina
Analysis of Visual Information: Role of the Striate Cortex
Analysis of Visual Information: Role of the Visual Association Cortex
Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses
Vestibular System
Sleep and Biological Rhythms
A Physiological and Behavioral Description
Why Do We Sleep?
Physiological Mechanisms of Sleep and Walking
Disorders of Sleep
Biological Clocks
Reproductive Behavior
Sexual Development
Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior
Neural Control of Sexual Behavior
Parental Behavior
Emotions as Response Patterns
Expression and Recognition of Emotions
Feelings of Emotions
Aggressive Behavior
Ingestive Behavior
Physiological Regulatory Mechanisms
Eating and Metabolism
What Starts a Meal?
What Stops a Meal?
Brain Mechanisms
Eating Disorders
Learning and Memory
The Nature of Learning
Learning and Synaptic Plasticity
Perceptual Learning
Classical Conditioning
Instrumental Conditioning and Motor Learning
Relational Learning
Human Communication
Speech Production and Comprehension: Brain Mechanisms
Disorders of Reading and Writing
Neurological Disorders
Seizure Disorders
Cerebrovascular Accidents
Disorders of Development
Degenerative Disorders
Disorders Caused by Infectious Diseases
Schizophrenia, the Affective Disorders, and the Anxiety Disorders
Major Affective Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Autistic Disorder, Stress Disorders, and Drug Abuse
Stress Disorders
Drug Abuse
Name Index
Subject Index
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