Biological Psychology / Edition 11

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Overview

Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the most widely used text in the course area, and for good reason: an extremely high level of scholarship, clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples. Throughout all eleven editions, Kalat's goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Another goal has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat—a skilled teacher—delivers. Updated with new topics, examples, and recent research findings—and supported by a strong media package—this text speaks to today's students and instructors.

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

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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: 104,116
  • 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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