Biological Psychology

ISBN-10: 0716799227

ISBN-13: 9780716799221

Edition: 2007

List price: $172.99
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Klein and Thorne's "Biological Psychology" offers a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the processes by which biological systems--most notably the nervous system--affect behavior. It connects with students through a combination of accessible, example-rich writing, student-friendly pedagogy, a carefully developed original art program, and media and supplements created specifically for this book. The result is the ideal text for instructors looking to guide their students through this captivating subject.
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Book details

List price: $172.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/3/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Stephen B. Klein (Phd, Psychology, Rutgers University) is a Professor of the Department of Psychology at Mississippi State University, where he has taught since 1990. He teaches a variety of undergraduate classes, including Learning Principles and Processes, Human Learning and Thinking, Theories of Learning, and Quantitative Methods, as well as graduate classes in Advanced Learning, Advanced Learning and Motivation, and Advanced Experimental Methods. His research interests are in the biological basis of learning and memory and constraints and predispositions on food preferences and aversions. His early research included investigations of aversive conditioning and flavor aversion learning. Klein has written and co-edited a number of textbooks, including Contemporary Learning Theories: Pavlovian Conditioning and the Status of Traditional Learning Theory ; Handbook of Contemporary Learning Theories ; and Biological Psychology , Second Edition.

Preface
An Introduction to Biological Psychology
Exploring the Nervous System
The Development and Plasticity of the Nervous System
Communication within the Nervous System
The Effects of Psychoactive Drugs
Vision
Hearing, Balance, and the Cutaneous and Chemical Senses
The Neurological Control of Movement
Wakefulness and Sleep
The Biology of Eating and Drinking
Sexual Development and Sexual Behavior
The Biology of Emotions and Stress
Language and Lateralization
The Biology of Learning and Memory
The Biological Basis of Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia
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