Biological Psychology

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Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2009 - Psychology - 576 pages
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Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the best selling text in the market for good reasons an extremely high level of scholarship, clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples. An extremely skilled teacher, Dr. Kalat ha

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This book is explains concepts clearly and includes many relevant illustrations and examples. It doesn't go into any one area in a great deal of detail, but rather introduces many complex subjects in a way that is easy to understand. I've since finished my biopsych course, but am continuing to use this book as an extra reference for parts of my neuroscience class. I found the section on the sensory systems especially helpful. 

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About the author (2009)

James W. Kalat received his B.A. degree from Duke University, Summa Cum Laude, and then continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his Ph.D. in psychology under the supervision of Paul Rozin. Currently, Dr. Kalat is at North Carolina State University where he is a professor of psychology, teaching both introductory psychology and biological psychology. In addition to having authored the best selling biological psychology text, Dr. Kalat is the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 9th Edition (Wadsworth, 2011) and has published articles on a variety of diverse topics such as taste aversion learning and on the teaching of introductory psychology. A talented and frequently requested speaker, Kalat receives rave reviews wherever he presents, including the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology and the Texas Community College Teachers Association.

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