Biological Psychology

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Cengage Learning, 2007 - Psychology - 640 pages
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Contents

Preface
The Major Issues
Nerve Cells and Nerve Impulses
Synapses
Anatomy of the Nervous System
Development and Plasticity of the Brain
Vision
The Other Sensory Systems
Emotional Behaviors
The Biology of Learning and Memory
Cognitive Functions
Psychological Disorders
Brief Basic Chemistry
Society for Neuroscience Policies on the Use of Animals and Human Subjects in Neuroscience Research
References
Name Index

Movement
Wakefulness and Sleep
Internal Regulation
Reproductive Behaviors
Subject IndexGlossary
Comments from Some Noted Biological Psychologists
Copyright

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James W. Kalat is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at North Carolina State University, where he taught courses in introduction to psychology and biological psychology from 1977 through 2012. He received an AB degree summa cum laude from Duke University and a PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (10th Edition) and co-author with Michelle Shiota of EMOTION (2nd Edition). In addition to textbooks, he has written journal articles on taste-aversion learning, the teaching of psychology, and other topics. He was twice the program chair for the annual convention of the American Psychological Society, now named the Association for Psychological Science.

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