Author: John P. J. Pinel,Steven Barnes

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292158506

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

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For courses in Physiological Psychology and Biopsychology Explore how the central nervous system governs behavior Biopsychology presents a clear, engaging introduction to biopsychological theory and research through a unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. Original author John Pinel and new co-author Steven Barnes address students directly and interweave the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, useful metaphors, and memorable anecdotes that make course material personally and socially relevant to readers. In addition to expanded learning objectives that guide students through the course, the Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect this rapidly progressing scientific field. MyLab™ Psychology not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyLab Psychology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
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Author: John P. J. Pinel,Paul Pauli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868941456

Category:

Page: 622

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Author: John Et Al Pinel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781488610226

Category: Psychobiology

Page: 112

View: 6228

This custom edition is published for the University of Queensland. The material included in this custom edition has been specifically chosen from Pinel and Barnes' Introduction to Biopsychology Global edition, 9th edition to meet your course requirements
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Author: Codrin Tapu

Publisher: Lulu Press

ISBN: 1387696742

Category: Psychology

Page: 55

View: 5489

Codrin Tapu's Psychology is a very brief outline of psychology, containing essential knowledge that everybody should possess on the subject, whether they seek formal training in psychology or not. However, it is not written in a “popular”, but in a scientific style. Psychology is a science that everybody should be acquainted with, but this does not require it to abandon the scientific language. Codrin Tapu's book could be seen as a possible chapter in a virtual Textbook of everybody’s science. Usually, introductory textbooks of psychology are packed full of research data, and students having no previous knowledge of psychology find them difficult to use, so this book may well serve as an introduction for those who are preparing to study college-level psychology.
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Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

View: 1190

p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.
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Author: Oliver W. Sacks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499199639

Category:

Page: 508

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Author: James W. Kalat

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305465296

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 8280

Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the most widely used text in the course area, and for good reason: an extremely high level of scholarship, a clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples. Throughout all eleven editions, Kalat's goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Another goal has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat delivers. Updated with new topics, examples, and recent research findings, the new edition continues this book's tradition of quality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Andrew Wickens

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132052962

Category: Medical

Page: 626

View: 7101

Introduction to Biopsychologyis a lively and engaging introduction to brain and behaviour. This edition has been substantially re-written and extended throughout to provide more information and detail on all key areas of the syllabus. Assuming no background knowledge in biology or psychology this book will help any biopsychology student keep abreast of the latest developments in this dynamic and forward-looking area of psychology. New topic coverage includes a comprehensive look at sensory systems which affect our perception and understanding of the world around us, and a unique insight into degenerative diseases of the brain including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. This new expanded edition leads the reader with ease through exciting and cutting edge research, including recent advances in cognitive neuroscience and genetics, which illustrates how the discipline is moving forward. The companion website to Introduction to Biopsychology has also been substantially updated and can be found at www.pearsoned.co.uk/wickens. This fantastic learning tool provides additional support through interactive animations to bring study of the brain to life; mind maps to aid learning and retention of information; multiple choice questions and exercises to test progress; an essay-writing guide to assist with assignments and links to relevant websites for further research.
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Author: Andrew P. Wickens

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273686941

Category: Psychology

Page: 470

View: 6421

Foundations of Biopsychology is an excellent introduction to a fascinating field of study. This is the second edition of an already successful book, now thoroughly revised. It is up-to-date, comprehensive, and an ideal companion for any student undertaking biopsychology. It is particularly useful for students on semester-based courses. This is a lively, entertaining and truly interesting introduction to how the brain produces behaviour. The book does not assume any background knowledge in biology or psychology. Although academically rigorous, its subject matter is highly readable, easy to follow and thought-provoking. subject to help students gain a deeper understanding of the main themes in biopsychology. *exciting up-to-date research emphasising the ways in which the discipline is moving forward. *rewritten special interest boxes that help provide fascinating new insights into the brain in order to stimulate debate. These include boxes on how Einstein's brain was different; the effects of navigational experience on the shape of the brain; and how laughter affects the same areas of the brain as cocaine.There are also a variety of educational features to help guide students. These include: *bibliographies at the end of each chapter aimed specifically at students, not specialised readers, to encourage further reading. *lists of proven search terms to help students locate further relevant information on the Internet. Biopsychology and Neuroscience
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Author: Laura Freberg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547177798

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

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With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Frederick M. Toates

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131975316

Category: Psychobiology

Page: 624

View: 6843

'Very readable and should be accessible to students studying biological psychology with minimal science background' - Martin R Yeomans, University of Sussex'. An ideal guide to the spectrum of topics a student of biopsychology would want to read about.' - Patricia Roberts, University of Bedfordshire'. Toates' Biological Psychology is the most thoughtful and thought-provoking textbook for the field available today. His narrative enriches the experience for all readers and leads students through important issues. Written in a clear and engaging style, Toates combines what is best in biological psychology' - Kent Berridge, University of Michigan. Biological Psychology, second edition, provides a comprehensive and lively introduction to the core topics, concepts, research and debates that are central to our understanding of the brain and the biological basis of our behaviour. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and fully updated and includes an expanded treatment of evolutionary psychology. Assuming no prior knowledge of biology, the text uses everyday experiences to fully explain complex concepts in an interesting and accessible way.This is complemented by a range of inventive pedagogical features and extensive full-colour illustrations to stimulate interest and help students to develop and test their understanding.
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Die Geschichte von dir

Author: David Eagleman

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641183154

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 8893

Unterhaltend und fundiert: Ein Pageturner über die Hirnforschung Die Hirnforschung macht rasante Fortschritte, aber nur selten treten wir einen Schritt zurück und fragen uns, was es heißt, ein Lebewesen und Mensch zu sein. Der renommierte Neurowissenschaftler David Eagleman nimmt uns mit auf die Reise durch das Gewirr aus Milliarden von Hirnzellen und Billionen von Synapsen – und zu uns selbst. Das sonderbare Rechengewebe in unserem Schädel ist der Apparat, mit dem wir uns in der Welt orientieren, Entscheidungen treffen und Vorstellungen entwickeln. Seine unendlich vielen Zellen bringen unser Bewusstsein und unsere Träume hervor. In diesem Buch baut Bestsellerautor David Eagleman eine Brücke zwischen der Hirnforschung und uns, den Besitzern eines Gehirns. Er hilft uns, uns selbst zu verstehen. Denn ein besseres Verständnis unseres inneren Kosmos wirft auch ein neues Licht auf unsere persönlichen Beziehungen und unser gesellschaftliches Zusammenleben: wie wir unser Leben lenken, warum wir lieben, was wir für wahr halten, wie wir unsere Kinder erziehen, wie wir unsere Gesellschaftspolitik verbessern und wie wir den menschlichen Körper auf die kommenden Jahrhunderte vorbereiten können.
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Author: Irving B. Weiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471384038

Category: Psychology

Page: 722

View: 6371

This book provides a comprehensive overview of behavioral genetics, behavioral neuroscience, psychopharmacology, psychoimmunology, sensory processes, and evolutionary psychology. Chapter coverage includes the underlying physiological bases of sensory processes, comparative physiological processes, and other genotypic determinates of behavior.
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Author: John P. J. Pinel

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205548927

Category: Psychology

Page: 578

View: 1683

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.
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Author: Stephen B. Klein,B. Michael Thorne

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716799221

Category: Psychology

Page: 579

View: 5327

This is a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the processes by which biological systems, most notably the nervous system, affect behaviour. A fantastic art program, an applauded accessible writing style and a host of pedagogical features make the text relevant to the lives of the students taking biological psychology.
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Author: Neil R. Carlson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292158115

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

View: 5596

For courses in Physiological/Biopsychology An up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible overview of behavioral neuroscience Physiology of Behavior provides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Lead author Neil Carlson and new co-author Melissa Birkett drew upon their experience teaching and working with students to create the new edition of this comprehensive and accessible guide for students of behavioral neuroscience. In addition to updated research, the Twelfth Edition offers an updated art and visual program and a more robust learning architecture that highlights key concepts, guiding students through the text.
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Author: David M. Buss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827370945

Category: Evolution

Page: 599

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In den verschiedenen Verhaltenswissenschaften hat sich ein Ansatz etabliert, der als "Neodarwinische Renaissance" angesehen werden kann. Dieser evolutionäre Ansatz breitet sich in jüngster Zeit auch in der Psychologie zunehmend aus. David Buss gilt als einer der Pioniere der evolutionären Psychologie. Die inhaltlichen Schwerpunkte in dem Standardwerk von Buss liegen auf Fragen zu Liebe und Partnerschaft sowie zur Persönlichkeit. Es orientiert sich an den grundlegenden Anpassungsproblemen der Psychologie. Die verschiedenen Teilbereiche der Psychologie werden aus einer evolutionären Perspektive betrachtet.
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Author: Simon Lomas Green

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863772818

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 3656

This book is intended to provide an introduction to the basic structure and function of the brain and nervous system, emphasizing relationships with behaviour. The first chapter introduces the field, covering aims, objectives and ethical issues. In chapter 2 the neuron is described, and electrical and chemical conduction presented in detail; this chapter also introduces neurotransmitter pathways and drug effects on normal and abnormal behaviour.; After a general survey of the behavioural organization of the nervous system in chapter 3, three chapters describe how language, learning and memory are related to brain mechanisms, with a particular emphasis on clinical data from human patients, and functional assymetries between the hemispheres. The following chapter outlines the Involvement Of Arousal Systems In Stress, Anxiety And Emotion, And Also covers stress reduction techniques. The arousal theme is maintained in chapter 8 in which sleep is discussed in the context of biological rhythms in psychological and physiological processes.; Chapter 9 covers The Biological Bases Of Motivational States Such As Hunger And Thirst, and discusses the concept of homeostasis. Non-homeostatic drives such as electrical self-stimulation of the brain are also considered. Finally, chapter 10 reviews sensory processes in general, and then concentrates on pain perception and the brain mechanisms underlying visual sensation and perception.; It is intended that the material in this book should satisfy the requirements of both the A-level syllabus for Psychology, whichever Board is taken, and first year introductory undergraduate courses in psychobiology.
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