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Biological Psychology

First Edition

Kelly G. Lambert

Publication Date - January 2017

ISBN: 9780199766109

544 pages
Paperback
8-1/2 x 11 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $166.95

With a focus on the brain's adaptations to its environment, this text's fresh, lively voice engages students with case studies, anecdotes, and descriptions of experiments

Description

Blending classic scholarship with exciting new developments in the discipline, Biological Psychology offers a fresh perspective on the brain's interaction with its environment.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

* A compelling storytelling approach makes the content accessible and exciting to students

* Behavioral neuroscience mysteries in "Brain Scene Investigation" features engage students at the beginning of each chapter

* "Laboratory Explorations" features integrate research techniques as a part of each chapter so that students can see how different methods apply to various types of research questions

* "Context Matters" features present detailed accounts of research studies in order to demonstrate the varying effects that contextual variables have on specific dependent variables

* Clinical applications provide real-life examples of the neurobiological processes and behaviors discussed in each chapter

Features

  • A compelling storytelling approach makes the content accessible and exciting to students
  • Behavioral neuroscience mysteries in "Brain Scene Investigation" features engage students at the beginning of each chapter
  • "Laboratory Explorations" features integrate research techniques as a part of each chapter so that students can see how different methods apply to various types of research questions
  • "Context Matters" features present detailed accounts of research studies in order to demonstrate the varying effects that contextual variables have on specific dependent variables
  • Clinical applications provide real-life examples of the neurobiological processes and behaviors discussed in each chapter

About the Author(s)

Kelly Lambert is Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Richmond. She served as President of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society from 2009-2011. Dr. Lambert is the author of The Lab Rat Chronicles (2011) and Lifting Depression (2008) and coauthor of Clinical Neuroscience (OUP, 2010). Her popular writing has appeared in various publications including Scientific American and the New York Times, and her research articles have been published in journals such as Nature and Physiology and Behavior.

Reviews

"Students will learn more from this text than others based upon its style of case studies, anecdotes, and laboratory explorations that all integrate into clear concepts for the introductory level biopsychologist." --Lorenz S. Neuwirth, SUNY Old Westbury

"Something very refreshing about this book is its emphasis on cross-cultural research findings, which makes the book all the more appealing and applicable to a diverse range of students." --Neelam Rattan, San Jose State University

Table of Contents

    Preface

    PART I: THE BRAIN IN CONTEXT

    1 Introduction to Biological Psychology

    PART II: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS

    2 The Nervous System: Structure and Function
    3 Cells and Circuits
    4 Neurochemistry, Neuropsychopharmacology, and Drug Addiction
    5 Evolving Brains: Neural Development, Neuroplasticity, and Recovery of Function

    PART III: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    6 Sensation, Perception, and Adaptation
    7 Movement
    8 Maintenance and Motivation
    9 Sleep, Wakefulness, and Conscious Awareness

    PART IV: NEUROBIOLOGY IN ACTION

    10 Emotional Expression and Regulation
    11 Affiliative and Reproductive Strategies
    12 Learning, Memory, and Decision Making
    13 Mental Illness

    Epilogue: Expanding the Contextual Boundaries of Biopsychology
    Appendix: Major Research Methods in This Text

    Glossary
    References
    Credits
    Name Index
    Subject Index

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