Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology / Edition 3

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Overview

The Third Edition continues its successful combination of educational features that encourage the student to learn and make teaching easier for the instructor. Marginal questions scattered throughout the chapter help keep the student focused, while sectional Concept Checks and self tests provide immediate feedback on the student's understanding of the material. At the end of each chapter the student is encouraged toward further exploration by the web links found in Online Resources, the references in For Further Reading, and the probing questions of For Further Thought. Throughout the chapters, Application boxes take the student a step beyond the chapter material, and In the News features tell the student that biopsychology is both timely and relevant. The Third Edition devotes an entire chapter to intelligence and cognitive functioning and another to consciousness. Coming in the last unit of the text, these chapters assure that the student will walk away with the understanding that neuroscience is not only relevant but powerful enough to discover the foundations of our most defining characteristics.

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Editorial Reviews

Natalie Ceballos
“I have been searching for a book that would thoroughly treat all of the concepts in brain and behavior while also being easy enough for the student to read without becoming overwhelmed. I think that the Garrett text might be an answer to my problem.”
Charles Long
“My students liked the organization of Garrett. They thought it was easy to read and an appropriate resource for this course.”
Susan A. Todd
“The key issues in teaching biopsychology are getting students focused on the material and making it interesting enough for them to be willing to read the text. Garrett does a good job of assisting with this process of making material meaningful and practical to students.”
Patricia Bach
“Garrett delivers…using every day applications to provide a context for making dry material much more interesting.”
Natalie Ceballos
“I have been searching for a book that would thoroughly treat all of the concepts in brain and behavior while also being easy enough for the student to read without becoming overwhelmed. I think that the Garrett text might be an answer to my problem.”
Charles Long
“My students liked the organization of Garrett. They thought it was easy to read and an appropriate resource for this course.”
Susan A. Todd
“The key issues in teaching biopsychology are getting students focused on the material and making it interesting enough for them to be willing to read the text. Garrett does a good job of assisting with this process of making material meaningful and practical to students.”
Patricia Bach
“Garrett delivers…using every day applications to provide a context for making dry material much more interesting.”
Lisa Kreber
"Very nice illustrations, I like that it is a paperback book. Information is presented at a good level for college students. "
Carol L. De Volder
The text reads like it should—a wonderfully written book. It almost reads like a novel, progressing through the topics with a fluency that is rare. ~ It’s perfect for my students. ~ This book remains head and shoulders above any of the others. ~ There are two key strengths to this text. First, its accuracy is impeccable. I trust this text for current, factual information. Second, as mentioned before, the writing is inviting and easily followed. The flow from topic to topic is seamless and the author brings in information from previous chapters to illustrate the connectedness of the material.
William Meil

Overall, I feel the topic coverage is excellent. It is what a student taking an introductory biological psychology course should walk away with.

M. Foster Olive
Excellent use of artwork, good coverage of a range of topics within each chapter.
Allen Salo

The varied information, and its timeliness is good, especially the news topics that should grab the attention of most students.

Dr. Catherine Powers Ozyurt
The text is well organized and has excellent artwork depicting complex brain functions.
Cindy Gibson

The definitions are clear and easy to find in text, the organization is good, the tone is easy to read and understand, and the end of the chapter example questions are helpful.

Samar Saade Needham

“The material is definitely accurate and current in the field.”

Carol L. DeVolder

The text reads like it should—a wonderfully written book. It almost reads like a novel, progressing through the topics with a fluency that is rare. ~ It’s perfect for my students. ~ This book remains head and shoulders above any of the others. ~ There are two key strengths to this text. First, its accuracy is impeccable. I trust this text for current, factual information. Second, as mentioned before, the writing is inviting and easily followed. The flow from topic to topic is seamless and the author brings in information from previous chapters to illustrate the connectedness of the material.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412981682
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/3/2010
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 615
  • Sales rank: 450,316
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Garrett is a Visiting Scholar at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He was Professor of Psychology at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and held several positions there, including Chairperson of the Department of Psychology, Faculty Development Coordinator, and Interim Dean of Academic Affairs. He received his BA from the University of Texas at Arlington and his MA and PhD from Baylor University. He received further training in the Department of Physiology at Baylor University College of Medicine and at the Aeromedical Research Primate Laboratory, Holloman Air Force Base. Bob and his wife, Duejean, live on a 3,200-acre ranch they share with 47 other families in the hills outside San Luis Obispo. Their two sons, daughter-in-law, and three beautiful grandchildren all live nearby.
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Table of Contents

1. What is Biopsychology?
I. Neural Foundations of Behavior: The Basic Equipment
2. Communication Within the Nervous System
3. The Organization and Functions of the Nervous System
4. The Methods and Ethics of Research
II. Motivation and Emotion: What Makes Us Go
5. Drugs, Addiction, and Reward
6. Motivation and the Regulation of Internal States
7. The Biology of Sex and Gender
8. Emotion and Health
III. Interacting With the World
9. Hearing and Language
10. Vision and Visual Perception
11. The Body Senses and Movement
IV. Complex Behavior
12. Learning and Memory
13. Intelligence and Cognitive Functioning
14. Psychological Disorders
15. Sleep and Consciousness
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