About the Author(s)
S. Marc Breedlove is the Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University. He has written over 100 scientific articles investigating the role of hormones in shaping the developing and adult nervous system, publishing in journals that include Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Breedlove is also passionate about teaching, both in the classroom, and in the greater community through interviews with the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Newsweek, as well as broadcast programs such as All Things Considered, Good Morning America, and Sixty Minutes. After teaching popular Hormones and Behavior and Biological Psychology courses during his 20 years at Berkeley, Breedlove co-authored
textbooks on each subject that are still in print today. Having taught Introductory Psychology at Berkeley and at Michigan State University since 2001, he began working on a text that emphasizes a research perspective and overarching concepts while maintaining a reader-friendly writing style. Breedlove is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Psychological Science.
"Great format, great content, great graphics, all around excellent."
--Allen Huffcutt, Bradley University
"Brings together 'psychological' thinking with contemporary research topics."
--John Mavromatis, St. John Fisher College
"Breedlove presents the information in an easy-to-read format without sacrificing the depth and breadth of important psychological concepts."
--Jonathan Lewis, University of North Texas
"A well-rounded text, suitable for the entry level intro students."
--Robert Martinez, University of the Incarnate Word
"The textbook does an excellent job. There is a strong emphasis on materialism and the neuroscience perspective, but not to the detriment of other perspectives."
--Christina Abbott, Franklin & Marshall College
"A contemporary, well written, engaging text that is designed to be student friendly."
--Vicki Ritts, St. Louis Community College, Meramec
"Well-written, balanced coverage of contemporary topics and many useful pedagogical features facilitate student exploration and learning of scientific psychology."
--Albert Toh, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
"I would recommend the text for a colleague looking for an intro text that emphasizes brain and experience in behavior. It is well written and engaging."
--Sharleen Sakai, Michigan State University