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Biological Psychology,9780199766109

Biological Psychology

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/4/2017
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Summary

Blending classic scholarship with exciting new developments in the discipline, Biological Psychology offers a fresh perspective on the brain's interaction with its environment.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

* A compelling storytelling approach makes the content accessible and exciting to students

* Behavioral neuroscience mysteries in "Brain Scene Investigation" features engage students at the beginning of each chapter

* "Laboratory Explorations" features integrate research techniques as a part of each chapter so that students can see how different methods apply to various types of research questions

* "Context Matters" features present detailed accounts of research studies in order to demonstrate the varying effects that contextual variables have on specific dependent variables

* Clinical applications provide real-life examples of the neurobiological processes and behaviors discussed in each chapter

Author Biography


Kelly Lambert is Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Richmond. She served as President of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society from 2009-2011. Dr. Lambert is the author of The Lab Rat Chronicles (2011) and Lifting Depression (2008) and coauthor of Clinical Neuroscience (OUP, 2010). Her popular writing has appeared in various publications including Scientific American and the New York Times, and her research articles have been published in journals such as Nature and Physiology and Behavior.

Table of Contents


Preface

PART I: THE BRAIN IN CONTEXT

1 Introduction to Biological Psychology

PART II: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS

2 The Nervous System: Structure and Function
3 Cells and Circuits
4 Neurochemistry, Neuropsychopharmacology, and Drug Addiction
5 Evolving Brains: Neural Development, Neuroplasticity, and Recovery of Function

PART III: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

6 Sensation, Perception, and Adaptation
7 Movement
8 Maintenance and Motivation
9 Sleep, Wakefulness, and Conscious Awareness

PART IV: NEUROBIOLOGY IN ACTION

10 Emotional Expression and Regulation
11 Affiliative and Reproductive Strategies
12 Learning, Memory, and Decision Making
13 Mental Illness

Epilogue: Expanding the Contextual Boundaries of Biopsychology
Appendix: Major Research Methods in This Text

Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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