Biological Psychology

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Cengage Learning, 1 janv. 2012 - 608 pages
Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the most widely used text in the course area, and for good reason: an extremely high level of scholarship, clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples. Throughout all eleven editions, Kalat's goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Another goal has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat delivers. Updated with new topics, examples, and recent research findings--and supported by new online bio-labs, part of the strongest media package yet--this text speaks to today's students and instructors.
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Table des matières

The Major Issues
1
Nerve Cells and Nerve Impulses
27
Synapses
51
Anatomy of the Nervous System
85
Development and Plasticity of the Brain
123
Vision
153
Other Sensory Systems
193
Movement
231
Emotional Behaviors
355
The Biology of Learning and Memory
389
Cognitive Functions
421
Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia
459
Appendix A Brief Basic Chemistry
486
Appendix B Society for Neuroscience Policies on the Use of Animals and Human Subjects in Neuroscience Research ...
491
References
494
Name Index
545

Wakefulness and Sleep
265
Internal Regulation
297
Reproductive Behaviors
327

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À propos de l'auteur (2012)

JAMES W. KALAT is Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University, where he taught Introduction to Psychology and Biological Psychology for 35 years. Born in 1946, he received an AB degree summa cum laude from Duke University in 1968 and a PhD in psychology in 1971 from the University of Pennsylvania, under the supervision of Paul Rozin. He is also the author of Biological Psychology, 12th edition (Boston, MA: Cengage, 2016), and coauthor with Michelle N. Shiota of Emotion, 2nd edition (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2012). In addition to textbooks, he has written journal articles on taste-aversion learning, the teaching of psychology, and other topics.

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