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Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology 4th Edition

Laura A. Freberg

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With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. The fourth edition reflects current thinking in the field while providing a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to typical and disordered human behavior. Author Laura Freberg presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is accessible to both beginning and advanced students. Also available: MindTap.

Laura A. Freberg, California Polytechnic State University

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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Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. What Is Behavioral Neuroscience?
2. Functional Neuroanatomy and the Evolution of the Nervous System.
3. Neurophysiology: The Structure and Functions of the Cells of the Nervous System.
4. Psychopharmacology.
5. Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain.
6. Vision.
7. Nonvisual Sensation and Perception.
8. Movement.
9. Homeostasis, Motivation, and Reward.
10. Sexual Behavior.
11. Sleep and Waking.
12. Learning and Memory.
13. Cognition.
14. Emotion, Aggression, and Stress.
15. Neuropsychology.
16. Psychopathology.

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