Biological Psychology

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Psychology - 540 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

Localization of Function
7
Physiological Psychology
13
The Evolution of the Nervous System
19
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Stephen B. Klein (Ph.D., Psychology, Rutgers University) is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Mississippi Sate University, where he has taught since 1990. He teaches a variety of undergraduate classes; including Learning Principles and Processes, Human Learning and Thinking, Theories of Learning, and Quantitative Methods, and graduate classes in Advanced Learning, Advanced Learning and Motivation, and Advanced Experimental Methods. His research interests are in the biological basis of learning and memory and constraints and predispositions on food preferences and aversions. His early research included investigations of aversive conditioning and flavor aversion learning. In addition to Learning: Principles and Applications, Klein has written and co-edited the following textbooks; Contemporary Learning Theories: Pavlovian conditioning and the status 0/ traditional learning theory, Handbook o/Contemporary Learning Theories, and Biological Psychology (2Ie).

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