Biological Psychology, 11th Edition

  • James W. Kalat North Carolina State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111831009
  • ISBN-13: 9781111831004
  • 608 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2001, 1998, 1995
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $202.50 
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Overview

Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the most widely used text in the course area, and for good reason: an extremely high level of scholarship, clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples. Throughout all eleven editions, Kalat's goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Another goal has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat delivers. Updated with new topics, examples, and recent research findings--and supported by new online bio-labs, part of the strongest media package yet--this text speaks to today's students and instructors.


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  • Kalat's text incorporates the latest research in biological psychology, including significant coverage on neuroscience and neuropsychology.
  • Colorful, vivid illustrations in a consistent style throughout the text connect physiological components to concise biological psychology explanations, helping students understand challenging concepts.
  • Applications and Extensions bring practical meaning and better understanding to important topics. Topics include people with four cone types, "goose bumps" and "fight or flight," suppressed vision during eye movements, and an exploration of the sensation of tickle and the somatosensory receptors.
  • Try It Yourself exercises illustrate phenomena discussed in the text. By allowing students to experience certain research findings directly, these enjoyable, instructive exercises make it easier to comprehend and remember concepts.
  • Stop and Check self-quizzes at the end of every major section give students the opportunity to review and digest the material they have just read. Answers--presented upside down--immediately follow each question or set of questions.
  • A strong ancillary package now includes a robust online bio-lab component.

What's New

  • The Eleventh Edition has been carefully updated throughout with new topics, new examples, and hundreds of new references.
  • New or revised coverage includes topics such as severe anxiety disorders, seasonal variation of eating habits, the importance of genetics in learning language, diagnosis of schizophrenia, antidepressant drug therapy, new brain cell formation following brain damage, addiction, and the biochemical basis of the action potential.
  • Studies that students will find to be of particular interest include one that explains why women have more touch sensitivity than men, and another finding--in a new section on social pain--that Tylenol can relieve hurt feelings.
  • An all-new interior design with numerous new and revised figures makes the text more appealing and student-friendly than ever.

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Table of Contents

1. The Major Issues.
2. Nerve Cells and Nerve Impulses.
3. Synapses.
4. Anatomy of the Nervous System.
5. Development and Plasticity of the Brain.
6. Vision.
7. The Other Sensory Systems.
8. Movement.
9. Wakefulness and Sleep.
10. Internal Regulation.
11. Reproductive Behaviors.
12. Emotional Behaviors.
13. The Biology of Learning and Memory.
14. Cognitive Functions.
15. Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

James W. Kalat

James W. Kalat received his B.A. degree from Duke University, Summa Cum Laude, and then continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his Ph.D. in psychology under the supervision of Paul Rozin. Currently, Dr. Kalat is at North Carolina State University where he is a professor of psychology, teaching both introductory psychology and biological psychology. In addition to having authored the best selling biological psychology text, Dr. Kalat is the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 9th Edition (Wadsworth, 2011) and has published articles on a variety of diverse topics such as taste aversion learning and on the teaching of introductory psychology. A talented and frequently requested speaker, Kalat receives rave reviews wherever he presents, including the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology and the Texas Community College Teachers Association.

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