Foundation of Physiological Psychology / Edition 3by Neil R. Carlson
Pub. Date: 12/28/1994
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
A revision of the successful book that incorporates the most up-to-date changes from the quick paced field of biological psychology. Completely re-written and re-conceived in every edition, this book marries the clinical aspects of the field with the roots of biological research. The author uses many human examples to help make the material interesting and… See more details below
A revision of the successful book that incorporates the most up-to-date changes from the quick paced field of biological psychology. Completely re-written and re-conceived in every edition, this book marries the clinical aspects of the field with the roots of biological research. The author uses many human examples to help make the material interesting and relevant to readers. For Intro Psychology students, or anyone with an interest in physiological psychology, biological psychology, or neuroscience.
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Table of Contents
Each chapter includes “Interim Summary,” “Prologue,” “Epilogue,” “Key Concepts” ,and “Suggested Readings.”
1. Origins of Physiological Psychology.
Understanding Human Consciousness: A Physiological Approach.
The Nature of Physiological Psychology.
Ethical Issues in Research with Animals.
Careers in Neuroscience.
Strategies for Learning.
2. Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System.
Cells of the Nervous System.
Communication within a Neuron.
Communication between Neurons.
3. Structure of the Nervous System.
Basic Features of the Nervous System.
The Central Nervous System.
The Peripheral Nervous System.
Principles of Psychopharmacology.
Sites of Drug Action.
Neurotransmittters and Neuromodulators.
5. Methods and Strategies of Research.
Recording and Stimulating Neural Activity.
Anatomy of the Visual System.
Coding of Visual Information in the Retina.
Analysis of Visual Information: Role of the Striate Cortex.
Analysis of Visual Information: Role of the Visual Association Cortex.
7. Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses.
8. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
A Physiological and Behavioral Description.
Why Do We Sleep?
Physiological Mechanisms of Sleep andWalking.
Disorders of Sleep.
9. Reproductive Behavior.
Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior.
Neural Control of Sexual Behavior.
Emotions as Response Patterns.
Expression and Recognition of Emotions.
Feelings of Emotions.
11. Ingestive Behavior.
Physiological Regulatory Mechanisms.
Eating and Metabolism.
What Starts a Meal?
What Stops a Meal?
12. Learning and Memory.
The Nature of Learning.
Learning and Synaptic Plasticity.
Instrumental Conditioning and Motor Learning.
13. Human Communication.
Speech Production and Comprehension: Brain Mechanisms.
Disorders of Reading and Writing.
14. Neurological Disorders.
Disorders of Development.
Disorders Caused by Infectious Diseases.
15. Schizophrenia, the Affective Disorders, and the Anxiety Disorders.
Major Affective Disorders.
16. Autistic Disorder, Stress Disorders, and Drug Abuse.
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