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Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience


By: MR Rosenzweig, SM Breedlove and NV Watson

624 pages, 473 illus

Sinauer Associates

Hardback | May 2010 | Edition: 6 | #191857 | ISBN-13: 9780878933242
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A comprehensive survey of the bases of behaviour that is both authoritative and up-to-date. Building on the strengths of its predecessors, the sixth edition continues to offer an outstanding illustration program and a very broad perspective - encompassing lucid descriptions of behaviour, evolutionary history, development, proximate mechanisms and applications.


1. Biological Psychology: Scope and Outlook

Part I: Biological Foundations of Behavior

2. Functional Neuroanatomy: The Nervous System and Behavior

3. Neurophysiology: Conduction, Transmission, and the Integration of Neural Signals

4. The Chemical Bases of Behavior: Neurotransmitters and Neuropharmacology

5. Hormones and the Brain

Part II:Evolution and Development of the Nervous System

6. Evolution of Brain and Behavior

7. Life-Span Development of the Brain and Behavior

Part III: Perception and Action

8. General Principles of Sensory Processing, Touch, and Pain

9. Hearing, Vestibular Perception, Taste, and Smell

10. Vision: From Eye to Brain

11. Motor Control and Plasticity

Part IV: Regulation and Behavior

12. Sex: Evolutionary, Hormonal, and Neural Bases

13. Homeostasis: Active Regulation of Internal States

14. Biological Rhythms, Sleep, and Dreaming

Part V: Emotions and Mental Disorders

15. Emotions, Aggression, and Stress

16. Psychopathology: Biological Basis of Behavioral Disorders

Part VI: Cognitive Neuroscience

17. Learning and Memory

18. Attention and Higher Cognition

19. Language and Hemispheric Asymmetry

Author Index
Subject Index

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