Introduction to Biopsychology (Global ed 9th revised ed)

Introduction to Biopsychology (Global ed 9th revised ed)

By: John P. J. Pinel (author)Paperback

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John Pinel, the author of Biopsychology, obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal and worked briefly at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before taking a faculty position at the University of British Columbia, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. Professor Pinel is an award-winning teacher and the author of over 200 scientific papers. However, he feels that Biopsychology is his major career-related accomplishment. "It ties together everything I love about my job; students, teaching, writing, and research." Pinel attributes much of his success to his wife Maggie who is an artist and professional designer. Over the years, they have collaborated on many projects, and the quality of Biopsychology's illustrations is largely attributable to her skill and effort.


Brief Table of Contents Part One: What Is Biopsychology? Chapter1: Biopsychology as a Neuroscience Part Two: Foundations of Biopsychology Chapter 2: Evolution,Genetics, and Experience Chapter 3: Anatomy of the Nervous System Chapter 4: Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission Chapter 5: The Research Methods of Biopsychology Part Three: Sensory and Motor Systems Chapter 6: The Visual System Chapter 7: Mechanisms of Perception: Hearing,Touch, Smell, Taste, and Attention Chapter 8: The Sensorimotor System Part Four: Brain Plasticity Chapter 9: Development of the Nervous System Chapter 10: Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity Chapter 11: Learning, Memory, and Amnesia Part Five: Biopsychology of Motivation Chapter 12: Hunger, Eating, and Health Chapter 13: Hormones and Sex Chapter 14: Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms Chapter 15: Drug Addiction and the Brain's Reward Circuits Part Six: Disorders of Cognition and Emotion Chapter 16: Lateralization, Language, and the Split Brain Chapter 17: Biopsychology of Emotion, Stress, and Health Chapter 18: Biopsychology of Psychiatric Disorders

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781292058917
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9781292058917
  • weight: 1190
  • ISBN10: 1292058919
  • edition: Global ed 9th revised ed

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