Biological Psychology

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Macmillan, Oct 3, 2006 - Psychology - 579 pages
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Klein and Thorne's Biological Psychology offers a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the processes by which biological systems--most notably the nervous system--affect behavior. It connects with students through a combination of accessible, example-rich writing, student-friendly pedagogy, a carefully developed original art program, and media and supplements created specifically for this book. The result is the ideal text for instructors looking to guide their students through this captivating subject.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
The Location of the Mind
4
Scientific American Spotlight Single Neuron
17
Exploring the Nervous System
33
The Protective Features of the Central
48
CHAPTERS
63
2 The Tragedy of a Prefrontal Lobotomy
66
CHAPTER 4
76
The Neural Control of Eating Behavior
349
Metabolic Cues
356
Environmental Influences on Eating Behavior
362
The Role of Metabolism in Eating and Satiety
368
Drinking
374
Sexual Development and Sexual
385
Human Sexual Behavior
394
Gender Identity and Sexual Preference
409

The Emergence of the Nervous System
80
Neural Cell Death
93
Neuroplasticity
98
Communication Within the Nervous
109
The Resting Membrane Potential
111
Presynaptic Effects
124
Electrical Synaptic Transmission
139
The Effects of Psychoactive Drugs
147
Classification of Psychoactive Drugs
155
Psychedelic Drugs
169
Use of Opiate Agonists to Treat Heroin Addiction
182
Vision
191
The Retina
195
Pathways to the Primary Visual Cortex
197
The Influence of Experience on the Development
211
Hearing Balance and the Cutaneous
227
The Vestibular Sense
240
CHAPTERS
267
Brain Control of Movement
280
The Basal Ganglia
293
CHART
307
Levels of Arousal
316
Developmental Changes in Sleep Patterns
325
Insomnia
331
CHAPTER 10
337
The Biology of Eating and Drinking
341
Treatment Methods
415
The Biology of Emotion and Stress
421
Schachters Cognitive Model
427
FearInduced Aggression
438
Scientific American Spotlight Dont Stress
447
13
454
Language and Lateralization
461
The Anatomy of Language
467
SplitBrain Studies in Cats
470
Do We Have Two Brains?
478
The Aphasias
484
Other Communicative Disorders
490
CHAPTER 14
498
Models of Memory Storage and Retrieval
505
Is Reverberatory Activity Essential for Memory
511
Learning nAplysiacalifornica
517
Neuroplasticity in the Hippocampus
527
The Cellular Basis of Alzheimers Disease
533
CHAPTER 15
541
Neural Changes and Affective Disorders
548
1 Electroconvulsive Therapy
554
Schizophrenia
561
2 Preventing Relapse in Patients With
568
Viral Infection and Schizophrenia
574
Glossary
1
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B. Michael Thorne (Ph.D. Louisiana State University, 1969) is Professor Emeritus of psychology at Mississippi State University. He is a specialist in physiological and comparative psychology and a longtime instructor of the history of psychology. He has published 68 research articles and hundreds of articles on his hobby, coin collecting, as well as several short stories.

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