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

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Overview

The Innovative Biopsychology Text is Now Published By SAGE!

Thoroughly updated from the previous edition, Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biopsychology, Second Edition serves to engage students with its progressive and accessible content and useful pedagogy. The integration of sensory material into behavioral contexts enhances student interest in topics they often regard as boring. The text includes two chapters not found in other biopsychology texts, on the biological bases of intelligence and consciousness. These discussions build on material from earlier chapters to make a final and convincing case for the power of biological psychology to explain human behavior.

New to the Second Edition

  • Includes more than 500 new references, with 37% of them from 2004 and later.
  • Expands on and combines the material on research techniques that was previously in the appendix with two topics from the first edition's introductory chapter, Science, Research, and Theory and Research Ethics, to form the new chapter The Methods and Ethics of Research.
  • Contains more than 60 new illustrations, and 25 others were significantly revised to increase their informational and educational value.
  • Presents new tables where there was a need to organize or summarize complex material.
  • Incorporates thoroughly updated In the News and Application features with the most current information.
  • Integrates the latest findings in our rapidly increasing understanding of genetic influences on behavior
  • Strengthens the theme of the broadersocietal relevance of biopsychology

Popular features retained from the earlier edition:

  • Contains an eye-catching four-color interior design and extensive illustrative art program
  • Covers intelligence & consciousness in their own separate chapters, which is unique compared to the competition
  • Explores drugs and addiction in a separate chapter
  • Brings the focus on behavior to the forefront.
  • Contains opening vignettes of real life topics that help to make the chapter content come alive
  • Gives "Concept Checks" at the end of each main section within the chapter that are designed to assist the student in assessing their comprehension of that section.
  • Offers marginal questions throughout the text help keep students focused on the most important points in the chapters
  • Provides useful end-of- chapter pedagogy such as: "In Perspective" sections followed by a summary of the key points in the chapter; "For Further Thought" sections that require the student to think about and complete brief projects that will assist them in their understanding of the chapter content; and "Test Your Understanding" sections that appear at the end of every chapter help students assess their progress in learning the material presented. This feature contains short answer and multiple choice questions.

The robust ancillaries include:

  • Instructor's Resource CD-ROM that contains a computerized test bank, PowerPoint Slides, sample syllabi, and suggested in-class and homework assignments.
  • The Student Study Site at sagepub.com/garrettbb2study that consists of 14 animations of key biological phenomena, self-quizzes, key term flashcards, SAGE journal articles with accompanying exercises, and web links with accompanying exercises.
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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.”
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.

Lisa Kreber
"Very nice illustrations, I like that it is a paperback book. Information is presented at a good level for college students. "
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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: 510,771
  • 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 De Pauw 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 Ph D 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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