Brain and Behavior An Introduction to Biological Psychology

ISBN-10: 1412961009
ISBN-13: 9781412961004
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Bob Garrett
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Description: "The Innovative Biopsychology Text is Now Published By SAGE!" "" Thoroughly updated from the previous edition, Brain and Behavior: An Introduction to Biopsychology, Second Edition serves to engage students with its progressive and accessible content  More...

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List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.036

"The Innovative Biopsychology Text is Now Published By SAGE!" "" Thoroughly updated from the previous edition, Brain and Behavior: An Introduction to Biopsychology, Second Edition serves to engage students with its progressive and accessible content and useful pedagogy. Author Bob Garrett covers all the topics of a biological psychology course but follows an atypical chapter order that fosters student interest earlier in the course than the traditional format does and provides an improved sequence for learning. The integration of sensory material into behavioral contexts enhances student interest in topics they often regard as boring. The text includes two chapters not found in other biopsychology texts, on the biological bases of intelligence and consciousness. These discussions build on material from earlier chapters to make a final and convincing case for the power of biological psychology to explain human behavior. New to the Second Edition Includes more than 500 new references, with 37% of them from 2004 and later. Expands on and combines the material on research techniques that was previously in the appendix with two topics from the first edition??'s introductory chapter, "Science, Research, and Theory" and "Research Ethics," to form the new chapter "The Methods and Ethics of Research," This provides research methodology the emphasis it deserves while giving the introductory chapter a sharper focus. Contains more than 60 new illustrations, and 25 others were significantly revised to increase their informational and educational value. Presents new tables where there was a need to organize or summarize complex material. Incorporates thoroughly updated "In the News" and"Application "features with the most current information.Continues showcasing our rapidly increasing understanding of genetic influences on behavior with discussions of numerous recent findings throughout the text, particularly in regard to obesity, hostility and aggression, Parkinson??'s disease, Alzheimer???s, autism, and schizophrenia. Strengthens the theme of the broader societal relevance of biopsychology, from ethical implications of stem cell research to the cost of addictions and disorders to new strategies for treating brain and spinal cord damage. Popular features retained??from the earlier edition: Contains??an eye-catching four-color interior design and extensive illustrative art programCovers intelligence & consciousness in their own separate chapters, which is unique compared to the competition Explores drugs and addiction in a separate chapterBrings the focus on behavior to the forefront. For instance, Sensation and Perception are introduced in the context of behavior (e.g., Ch. 9 Hearing & Language).Contains opening vignettes of real life topics that help to make the chapter content come aliveGives ???Concept Checks??? at the end of each main section within the chapter that are designed to assist the student in assessing their comprehension of that section. Offers marginal questions throughout the text help keep students focused on the most important points in the chaptersProvides useful end-of- chapter pedagogy such as: ???In Perspective??? sections followed by a summary of the key points in the chapter; ???For Further Thought??? sections that require the student to think about and complete brief projects that will assist them in their understanding of the chaptercontent; and ???Test Your Understanding??? sections that appear at the end of every chapter help students assess their progress in learning the material presented. This feature contains short answer and multiple choice questions. The robust ancillaries include: Instructor??'s Resource CD-ROM that contains a computerized test bank, PowerPoint Slides, sample syllabi, and suggested in-class and homework assignments.The Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/garrettbb2study that consists of 14 animations of key biological phenomena, self-quizzes, key term flashcards, SAGE jou

Preface
What Is Biopsychology?
The Origins of Biopsychology
Nature and Nurture
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
Neural Foundations of Behavior: The Basic Equipment
Communication Within the Nervous System
The Cells That Make Us Who We Are
How Neurons Communicate with Each Other
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
The Functions of the Nervous System
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
The Methods and Ethics of Research
Science, Research, and Theory
Research Techniques
Research Ethics
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
Motivation and Emotion: What Makes Us Go
Drugs, Addiction, and Reward
Psychoactive Drugs
Addiction
The Role of Genes in Addiction
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
Motivation and the Regulation of Internal States
Motivation and Homeostasis
Hunger: A Complex Drive
Obesity
Anorexia and Bulimia
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
The Biology of Sex and Gender
Sex as a Form of Motivation
The Biological Determination of Sex
Gender-Related Behavioral and Cognitive Differences
Sexual Anomalies
Sexual Orientation
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
Emotion and Health
Emotion and the Nervous System
Stress, Immunity, and Health
Biological Origins of Aggression
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
Interacting with the World
Hearing and Language
Hearing
Language
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
Vision and Visual Perception
Light and the Visual Apparatus
Color Vision
Form Vision
The Perception of Objects, Color, and Movement
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
The Body Senses and Movement
The Body Senses
Movement
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
Complex Behavior
Learning and Memory
Learning as the Storage of Memories
Brain Changes in Learning
Learning Deficiencies and Disorders
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
Intelligence and Cognitive Functioning
The Nature of Intelligence
The Biological Origins of Intelligence
Deficiencies and Disorders of Intelligence
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
Psychological Disorders
Schizophrenia
Affective Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms
Sleep and Consciousness
Sleep and Dreaming
The Neural Bases of Consciousness
In Perspective
Summary
For Further Thought
Testing Your Understanding
On the Web
For Further Reading
Key Terms

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