Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2018 - Education - 672 pages
With comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 4th Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. Updated to reflect current thinking in the field, the book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Author Laura Freberg -- who has more than 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League -- presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds.
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Contents

Functional Neuroanatomy and the Evolution of the Nervous System
27
Neurophysiology The Structure and Functions of the Cells of the Nervous System
67
Psychopharmacology
107
Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain
145
Vision
183
Nonvisual Sensation and Perception
225
Movement
265
Homeostasis Motivation and Reward
301
Learning and Memory
415
Cognitive Neuroscience
455
Emotion Aggression and Stress
489
Neuropsychology
523
Psychopathology
555
References
1
Name Index
1
Subject IndexGlossary
12

Sexual Behavior
337
Sleep and Waking
375

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Laura A. Freberg (Ph.D., UCLA) is Professor of Psychology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Sensation and Perception. Dr. Freberg's teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of 23. To better understand the needs of the online education community, she also teaches a variety of psychology courses for Argosy University Online. She has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times (1991, 1994, and 2009) for her work with students with disabilities. She enjoys using technology and social media in the classroom, and is a Google Glass Explorer. Dr. Freberg serves as the President-elect of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Content Expert Writer for Psychology for Answers.com, and as the Bylaws and Archives Committee Chair for the Society for Social Neuroscience. With John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago, she is the co-author of three editions of DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF MIND (Cengage Learning). She is also lead author of RESEARCH METHODS (TopHat Monocle).

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