Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology (4th Edition)

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book-author

Laura Freberg

publisher

Cengage Learning; 4th edition

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PDF

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672 pages

language

English

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2017939421

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1337570931

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9781337570930 / 9781337570947


Book Description

Do you have a solid foundation in the scientific field? Or, when you think about the possibility of enrolling in a course in biological psychology, behavioral neuroscience, or physiological psychology, do you feel completely overwhelmed? In either case, the very clear writing, learning aids, good and fascinating examples, and graphics contained within this textbook (Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience, 4th edition) will keep you interested and on track throughout the whole course. This fourth edition of Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology (PDF) provides you with a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both disordered and typical human behavior. It includes current topics, classic concepts, and cutting-edge research, all of which are designed to provide you with an understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system. You will be provided with information on the most recent theories in behavioral neuroscience while simultaneously developing your ability to think critically in order to better prepare yourself for the course as well as life beyond it.

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Table of contents


Table of contents :
Cover……Page 1
About the Author……Page 6
Brief Contents……Page 7
About the Cover……Page 8
Contents……Page 9
Preface……Page 21
Chapter 1: What Is Behavioral Neuroscience?……Page 31
Neuroscience as an Interdisciplinary Field……Page 32
Historical Highlights in Neuroscience……Page 35
Behavioral Neuroscience Research Methods……Page 39
Research Ethics in Behavioral Neuroscience……Page 53
Key Terms……Page 56
Chapter 2: Functional Neuroanatomy and the Evolution of the Nervous System……Page 57
Anatomical Directions and Planes of Section……Page 58
Protecting and Supplying the Nervous System……Page 60
The Central Nervous System……Page 66
The Peripheral Nervous System……Page 85
The Evolution of the Human Nervous System……Page 91
Key Terms……Page 95
Chapter 3: Neurophysiology: The Structure and Functions of the Cells of the Nervous System……Page 97
Glia and Neurons……Page 98
Generating Action Potentials……Page 113
Propagating Action Potentials……Page 120
The Synapse……Page 124
Key Terms……Page 135
Chapter 4: Psychopharmacology……Page 137
Neurotransmitters, Neuromodulators, and Neurohormones……Page 138
Mechanisms of Neuropharmacology……Page 153
Basic Principles of Drug Effects……Page 157
Effects of Selected Psychoactive Drugs……Page 163
Key Terms……Page 174
Chapter 5: Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain……Page 175
The Genetic Bases of Behavior……Page 176
Building a Brain……Page 188
The Brain across the Lifespan……Page 206
Thought Questions……Page 211
Key Terms……Page 212
Chapter 6: Vision……Page 213
From Sensation to Perception……Page 214
The Structure and Functions of the Visual System……Page 218
Visual Perception……Page 241
The Life-Span Development of the Visual System……Page 248
Disorders of the Visual System……Page 249
Key Terms……Page 253
Chapter 7: Nonvisual Sensation and Perception……Page 255
Audition……Page 256
The Body Senses……Page 271
The Chemical Senses……Page 287
Synaesthesia……Page 292
Key Terms……Page 294
Chapter 8: Movement……Page 295
Muscles……Page 296
Neural Control of Muscles……Page 302
Reflex Control of Movement……Page 308
Motor Systems of the Brain……Page 311
Disorders of Movement……Page 321
Key Terms……Page 330
Chapter 9: Homeostasis, Motivation, and Reward……Page 331
Homeostasis and Motivation……Page 332
Regulating Body Temperature……Page 333
Thirst: Regulating the Body’s Fluid Levels……Page 339
Hunger: Regulating the Body’s Supply of Nutrients……Page 348
Healthy and Disordered Eating……Page 356
Pleasure and Reward……Page 362
Key Terms……Page 366
Chapter 10: Sexual Behavior……Page 367
Sexual Development……Page 368
Sex Differences in Hormones, Brain Structure, and Behavior……Page 381
Sexual Orientation……Page 389
Biological Influences on Adult Sexual Behavior……Page 394
Attraction, Romantic Love, Sexual Desire, and Parenting……Page 397
Sexual Dysfunction and Its Treatment……Page 402
Key Terms……Page 404
Chapter 11: Sleep and Waking……Page 405
Biorhythms……Page 406
Neural Correlates of Waking and Sleep……Page 418
The Functions of Sleep……Page 429
Sleep-Wake Disorders……Page 437
Key Terms……Page 443
Chapter 12: Learning and Memory……Page 445
Categorizing Learning and Memory……Page 446
Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity……Page 451
Neural Systems Supporting Learning and Memory……Page 465
The Effects of Stress and Healthy Aging on Learning and Memory……Page 478
Key Terms……Page 484
Chapter 13: Cognitive Neuroscience……Page 485
Hemispheric Asymmetry and Its Behavioral Correlates……Page 486
Language……Page 498
Communication Disorders and Brain Mechanisms for Language……Page 503
Intelligence……Page 511
The Neuroscience of Decision Making……Page 515
Key Terms……Page 518
Chapter 14: Emotion, Aggression, and Stress……Page 519
Emotion……Page 520
Aggression and Violence……Page 538
Stress……Page 543
Key Terms……Page 551
Chapter 15: Neuropsychology……Page 553
What Is Neuropsychology?……Page 554
Neurocognitive Disorders……Page 555
Neurocognitive Disorders Due to Other Medical Conditions……Page 570
Recovery and Treatment in Neurocognitive Disorders……Page 580
Key Terms……Page 584
Chapter 16: Psychopathology……Page 585
What Does It Mean to Have a Mental Disorder?……Page 586
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)……Page 588
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)……Page 593
Schizophrenia……Page 596
Bipolar Disorder……Page 604
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)……Page 607
Anxiety Disorders……Page 612
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)……Page 613
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)……Page 615
Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)……Page 617
Key Terms……Page 620
References……Page 621
Name Index……Page 659
Subject Index/Glossary……Page 670

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