Biological Psychology / Edition 11

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Overview

This # 1 best selling text in the market, used at over 1000 colleges and universities, examines the relationship between biological factors (mostly brain activity) and behavior, and shows students what biology has to do with psychology. Kalat communicates the excitement of biopsychology as a dynamic and empirical field in which fascinating new discoveries are being made constantly. As he captures and engages readers' interest, Kalat reveals how aspects of brain activity such as neurotransmission and neuroanatomy relate to "real" psychological topics such as language and learning, sexual behavior, anxiety, aggressive behavior, depression, and schizophrenia. Now thoroughly revised throughout with the latest research, a new design, a beautiful new art program, new pedagogy and new technology resources, this Seventh Edition maintains the strengths of past editions while adding a whole new look and feel in less than 600 pages.
Packaged free with every student copy of the text, this interactive CD-ROM provides study tools, hands-on activities, Web exploration opportunities, chapter-by-chapter quizzing, video clips, and much more. The CD-ROM is integrated at the end of chapters of the text, drawing connections between the CD-ROM and the book. Over 40 minutes of video on the CD-ROM allow students to explore biopsychology concepts in action. Each clip includes an audio introduction by Jim Kalat, relevant figure art from the text, as well as questions that help students understand the connection between the video clips and the art. For the professor, BioPsychLink Presentation CD-ROM for Biopsychology—Advanced PowerPoint presentation software—offers lecture outlines and classroom presentation capability, using art from the text and resources from our exclusive arrangement with CNN videos.

Discusses synapses & drugs/development & evolution of the brain/rhythms of wakefulness & sleep/movement/etc.

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Editorial Reviews

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New edition of an introductory text focusing on the biological mechanisms that are most relevant to key issues in psychology--topics such as the mind-body problem, the development of language and learning, sexual behavior, alcoholism, psychosomatic illnesses, recovery from brain damage, depression, and schizophrenia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111831004
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: PSY 381 Physiological Psychology Series
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 131,235
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

James W. Kalat received his B.A. degree from Duke University, Summa Cum Laude, and then continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his Ph.D. in psychology under the supervision of Paul Rozin. Currently, Dr. Kalat is at North Carolina State University where he is a professor of psychology, teaching both introductory psychology and biological psychology. In addition to having authored the best selling biological psychology text, Dr. Kalat is the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 9th Edition (Wadsworth, 2011) and has published articles on a variety of diverse topics such as taste aversion learning and on the teaching of introductory psychology. A talented and frequently requested speaker, Kalat receives rave reviews wherever he presents, including the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology and the Texas Community College Teachers Association.

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Table of Contents

1. The Major Issues. 2. Nerve Cells and Nerve Impulses. 3. Synapses. 4. Anatomy of the Nervous System. 5. Development and Plasticity of the Brain. 6. Vision. 7. The Other Sensory Systems. 8. Movement. 9. Wakefulness and Sleep. 10. Internal Regulation. 11. Reproductive Behaviors. 12. Emotional Behaviors. 13. The Biology of Learning and Memory. 14. Cognitive Functions. 15. Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia.

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