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Biological Foundations of Human Behavior

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ISBN-10: 0534527523

ISBN-13: 9780534527525

Edition: N/A

Authors: Todd Wilson, Josephine F. Wilson

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Wilson provides a thorough, engaging introduction to the underlying principles of biological psychology in 16 manageable chapters. Going beyond the typical boundaries, Wilson includes cutting-edge research from molecular biology, neuroscience, psychobiology, and neuropsychology to give the reader a more complete-yet accessible-understanding of the biological bases of human behavior. Wilson also offers a special focus on human behavior and physiology. This focus makes the text unique in the market, as most of the competing books emphasize animal models and include only limited human examples. This new text features an outstanding art program, carefully developed to clarify core concepts.…    
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Book details

Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

Josephine F. Wilson was born and raised in upstate New York. At her undergraduate college (SUNY Fredonia), Wilson's professors encouraged and supported her interest in psychology and biology. She pursued graduate study in psychology at Columbia University, where she studied brain stimulation reinforcement, and obesity and eating behavior. She received her Ph.D. in physiological psychology from Columbia University and joined the faculty at Wittenberg University in 1985, receiving the Omicron Delta Kappa Distinguished Teaching Award for New Faculty in 1988 and the Wittenberg University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993. In 2001, Wilson was appointed to the Paul Luther…    

Studying the Biological Bases of Behavior
The Building Blocks of the Nervous System
Chemical Synapses, Neurotransmitters, and Drugs
The Organization of the Nervous System
Neuroscientific Research Methods
Control of Movement
Sensory Processes
Perceptual Processes
Cognitive Processes
Consciousness and Sleep
The Regulation of Motivated Behaviors
Regulation of Sexual Behavior
Biological Bases of Emotion and Addiction
Stress and the Nervous System
Disordered Behavior
Developmental Disorders and Brain Damage