Principles of Neuropsychology / Edition 1

Principles of Neuropsychology / Edition 1

by Eric A. Zillmer, Mary V. Spiers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534341446

ISBN-13: 9780534341442

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Wadsworth

Written from a functional perspective, this text offers an applied, clinical, real-life focus and detailed information on neuropathology, clinical syndromes, brain theory, neuropsychological assessment, mind-brain issues, and methods of investigating the brain. Thorough without being encyclopedic, the text presents an appropriate balance of clinical neuropsychology

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Written from a functional perspective, this text offers an applied, clinical, real-life focus and detailed information on neuropathology, clinical syndromes, brain theory, neuropsychological assessment, mind-brain issues, and methods of investigating the brain. Thorough without being encyclopedic, the text presents an appropriate balance of clinical neuropsychology (primary focus) and experimental neuropsychology (secondary focus). By covering the role of the brain in behaviors that range from those as simple as a reflex to those as complex as personality and religion, the authors challenge students to consider behavior from a broader biological perspective. The authors' creative, balanced approach combined with strong pedagogy, current scholarship, and extensive illustrations, positions the text above all competing resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534341442
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Psychology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
12.90(w) x 10.64(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION. 1. The History of Neuropsychology. PART TWO: THE FUNCTIONING BRAIN. 2. A Closer Look at Neurons. 3. Functional Neuroanatomy. 4. Sensory-Perceptual and Motor Systems. 5. Higher Functional Systems. 6. Methods of Investigating the Brain. PART THREE: THE DEVELOPING BRAIN. 7. Developmental Disorders of Childhood. 8. Learning and Neuropsychiatric Disorders of Childhood. PART FOUR: DISORDERS OF THE BRAIN. 9. Cerebrovascular Disorders. 10. Tumors and Traumatic Head Injury. 11. Normal Aging and Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease. 12. Subcortical Dementias. 13. Alterations of Consciousness. PART FIVE: NEUROSYCHOLOGY IN PRACTICE. 14. Neuropsychological Assessment. 15. Interpretation and Diagnosis. 16. Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Intervention.

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