Biological Psychology 4th edition is a comprehensive survey of the bases of behaviour that is both authoritative and up to date. Building on the strengths of its predecessor, it continues to offer an outstanding illustration program and a very broad perspective encompassing lucid descriptions of behaviour, evolutionary history, development, proximate mechanisms and applications. The new edition boasts hundreds of new references and hones students' critical thinking ability yet remains reader friendly throughout.
Table of Contents
Biological Psychology: Scope and Outlook PART I: BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF BEHAVIOR Functional Neuroanatomy: The Nervous System and Behavior Neurophysiology: Conduction, Transmission, and Integration of Neural Signals Psychopharmacology: Neurotransmitters, Drugs, and Behavior Hormones and the Brain PART II: EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM Evolution of Brain and Behavior Life Span Development of the Brain and Behavior PART III: PERCEPTION AND ACTION General Principles of Sensory Processing, Touch, and Pain Hearing, Vestibular Perception, Taste, and Smell Vision: From Eye to Brain Motor Control and Plasticity PART IV: THE REGULATION OF BEHAVIOR Sex: Evolutionary, Hormonal, and Neural Bases Homeostasis: Active Regulation of Internal States Biological Rhythms, Sleep, and Dreaming PART V: EMOTIONS AND MENTAL DISORDERS Emotions, Aggression, and Stress Psychopathology: Biological Bases of Behavior Disorders PART VI: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE Learning and Memory: Biological Perspectives Learning and Memory: Neural Mechanisms Language and Cognition Afterwords
MARK R. ROSENZWEIG, Professor of Graduate Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. S. MARC BREEDLOVE, faculty member in the Psychology Department at the University of California, Berkeley, for over 20 years, he is currently the Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University. NEIL V. WATSON, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby.