Foundations of Physiological Psychology

ISBN-10: 0205519407
ISBN-13: 9780205519408
Edition: 7th 2008
Authors: Neil R. Carlson
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Description: Foundations of Physiological Psychologyoffers a briefer, sixteen chapter introduction to the foundations of physiology, incorporating the latest studies and research in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology. nbsp;  More...

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List price: $154.40
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/13/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Foundations of Physiological Psychologyoffers a briefer, sixteen chapter introduction to the foundations of physiology, incorporating the latest studies and research in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology. nbsp; The text uses many human examples, case studies, and MyPsychlab featuring Carlsonrsquo;s Neuroscience Animations to help make the material interesting and relevant to student readers. nbsp; Origins of Physiological Psychology, Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System, Structure of the Nervous System, Psychopharmacology, Methods and Strategies of Research, Vision, Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses, Sleep and Biological Rhythms, Reproductive Behavior, Emotion, Ingestive Behavior, Learning and Memory, Human Communication, Neurological Disorders, Schizophrenia, Affective Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders, and Autism, Attention-Deficit Disorder, Stress Disorders, and Drug Abuse nbsp; Designed as a main text for use in undergraduate courses in Physiological Psychology, Biopsychology, Physiology of Behavior, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Each chapter includes Interim Summary
Prologue
Epilogue
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
Psychopharmocology
Principles of Psychopharmacology
Sites of Drug Action
Neurotransmittters and Neuromodulators
Methods and Strategies of Research
Recording and Stimulating Neural Activity
Neurochemical Methods
Genetic Methods
Vision
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
Audition
Vestibular System
Somatosenses
Gustation
Olfaction
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
Emotion
Emotions as Response Patterns
Expression and Recognition of Emotions
Feelings of Emotions
Aggressive Behavior
Ingestive Behavior
Physiological Regulatory Mechanisms
Drinking
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
Tumors
Seizure Disorders
Cerebrovascular Accidents
Disorders of Development
Degenerative Disorders
Disorders Caused by Infectious Diseases
Schizophrenia, the Affective Disorders, and the Anxiety Disorders
Schizophrenia
Major Affective Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Autistic Disorder, Stress Disorders, and Drug Abuse
Stress Disorders
Drug Abuse
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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