Psychology The Science of Behavior

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-30
  • Publisher: Pearson

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A rigorous ;biological and evolutionary approach to introductory psychology text written by an international team of authors. Based on the connections between behaviorand its biological underpinnings,Psychology: The Science of Behaviorpresents psychological behavior in the context of itsadaptive significance.The Seventh Edition again combines a scholarly survey of research with real-world applications of research results to problems that confront us today. The authors apply the discovery method to take students inside the research process to foster a critical understanding of the logic and significance of empirical findings.

Author Biography

Neil R. Carlson, The University of Massachusetts

Neil Carlson is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research focused on the role of the limbic system in learning and species-typical behavior. He received his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

In addition to writing Psychology: The Science of Behavior, Dr. Carlson is also the author of two best-selling behavioral

neuroscience textbooks—Physiology of Behavior (currently in its tenth edition) and Foundations of Physiological Psychology (currently in its seventh edition). His books have been translated into eight languages.


Harold Miller, Brigham Young University

Hal Miller has been a professor of psychology at BYU since 1985. He served as Dean of General and Honors Education from 1988 to 1993 and is Karl G. Maeser General Education Professor. Dr. Miller’s research interests include behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and educational reform. He has been associate editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Dr.Miller received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University, where he studied with Peter Killeen, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where his dissertation adviser was R. J. Herrnstein.


C. Donald Heth, The University of Alberta

Don Heth received his undergraduate degree at New College in Sarasota, Florida and his Ph.D. degree at Yale University. At the University of Alberta, Dr. Heth teaches introductory psychology courses and a fourth-year seminar to students in the honors program. He is an active researcher in the areas of human wayfinding and navigation, comparative spatial cognition, and models of eating disorders. Recently he has been involved with projects to describe lost person behavior and to develop computerized tools to manage this information in operational settings.


John W. Donahoe, The University of Massachusetts

John Donahoe is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Program in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Donahoe is an active researcher in the area of learning and cognition and a long-time teacher of the introductory psychology course. He is an author of Learning and Complex Behavior (www.lcb-online.org) and Neural-Network Models of Cognition: Biobehavioral Foundations. Dr. Donahoe received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology with a subspecialty in neurophysiology from the Thomas Hunt Morgan School of Biological Sciences at the University of Kentucky.


G. Neil Martin, Middlesex University, UK

Dr. G.Neil Martin is Reader in Psychology, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Chartered Scientist, and Director of the Human Olfaction Laboratory at Middlesex University, London. Dr.Martin is the author of the first general European textbook on Human Neuropsychology (Pearson Education, 2008), now in its second edition. He also writes the best-selling European adaptation of Psychology with Neil Carlson, now about to go into its fourth edition. His research interests include the human senses of smell and taste, the psychology of humor, perceptions and misunderstanding of psychology, and the interactions between personality and learning style.

Table of Contents

Brief Table Of Contents
The Science of Psychology
The Ways and Means of Psychology
Evolution, Heredity, and Behavior
Biology of Behavior
Learning and Behavior
Intelligence and Thinking
Life-Span Development
Motivation, Emotions, and Health
Social Psychology
The Nature and Causes of Psychological Disorders
The Treatment of Psychological Disorders523
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