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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
Popular features retained from the earlier edition:
The robust ancillaries include:
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.
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