Physiology of Behavior

ISBN-10: 0205889786
ISBN-13: 9780205889785
Edition: 11th 2013
Authors: Neil R. Carlson
List price: $260.07
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Description: The most current, comprehensive, and teachable text for biological psychology Thoughtfully organized,Physiology of Behaviorprovides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Close collaboration  More...

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List price: $260.07
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/12/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 768
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.938
Language: English

The most current, comprehensive, and teachable text for biological psychology Thoughtfully organized,Physiology of Behaviorprovides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Close collaboration between the author and a talented artist has resulted in beautiful, accurate, and pedagogically effective illustrations in every chapter.   No other author compares to Carlson when it comes to thoroughly updating research. This revision incorporates the latest discoveries in biological psychology, and includes over 400 new references. Integrated for the first time with the new MyPsychLab and the Virtual Brain, the 11thedition offers students an immersive and engaging multi-media experience. A better teaching and learning experienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience– for you and your students. Here’s how:Personalize Learning- The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.Improve Critical Thinking– Section Summaries with Thought Questions help students test their understanding of the materials.Engage Students– A close collaboration between the author and a talented artist has resulted in beautiful, accurate, and pedagogically effective illustrations in every chapter.  Explore Research– In light of the rapidly evolving field of biological psychology, over 400 new references are included in this edition.Support Instructors– With resources such as Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, highly visual PowerPoint Slides, and for the first time ever, the new MyPsychLab and ClassPrep, instructors have everything they need to teach biological psychology.

Introduction
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 Sense
Control of Movement
Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Reproductive Behavior
Emotion
Ingestive Behavior
Learning and Memory
Human Communication
Neurological Disorders
Schizophrenia and the Affective Disorders
Anxiety Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder, and Stress Disorders
Drug Abuse
Introduction
Understanding Human Consciousness: A Physiological Approach
The Nature of Physiological Psychology
Natural Selection and Evolution
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
Psychopharmacology
Principles of Psychopharmacology
Sites of Drug Action
Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators
Methods and Strategies of Research
Experimental Ablation
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 Sense
Audition
Vestibular System
Somatosenses
Gustation
Olfaction
Control of Movement
Muscles
Reflexive Control of Movement
Control of Movement by the Brain
Sleep and Biological Rhythms
A Physiological and Behavioral Description of Sleep
Disorders of Sleep
Why Do We Sleep?
Physiological Mechanisms of Sleep and Waking
Biological Clocks
Reproductive Behavior
Sexual Development
Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior
Neural Control of Sexual Behavior
Parental Behavior
Emotion
Emotions as Response Patterns
Communication of Emotions
Feelings of Emotions
Ingestive Behavior
Physiological Regulatory Mechanisms
Drinking
Eating: Some Facts about Metabolism
What Starts A Meal?
What Stops A Meal?
Brain Mechanisms
Obesity
Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Nervosa
Learning and Memory
The Nature of Learning
Synaptic Plasticity: Long-Term Potentiation and Long-Term Depression
Perceptual Learning
Classical Conditioning
Instrumental Conditioning
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 and the Affective Disorders
Schizophrenia
Major Affective Disorders
Anxiety Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Stress Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Autistic Disorder
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Stress Disorders
Drug Abuse
Common Features of Addiction
Commonly Abused Drugs
Heredity and Drug Abuse
Therapy for Drug Abuse

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