Biopsychology, Global Edition (10e) : 9781292158471

Biopsychology, Global Edition (10e)

 
Edition
 
10
ISBN
 
9781292158471
ISBN 10
 
1292158476
Published
 
30/03/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
624
Format
 
In stock
 
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Book
$136.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in Physiological Psychology and Biopsychology
 
Biopsychology presents a clear, engaging introduction to biopsychological theory and research through a unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse.

Original author John Pinel and new co-author Steven Barnes address students directly and interweave the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, useful metaphors, and memorable anecdotes that make course material personally and socially relevant to readers. In addition to expanded learning objectives that guide students through the course, the 10th Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect this rapidly progressing scientific field.

Table of contents
  • PART I: WHAT IS BIOPSYCHOLOGY?
  • 1. Biopsychology as a Neuroscience: What Is Biopsychology, Anyway?
  • PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF BIOPSYCHOLOGY
  • 2. Evolution, Genetics, and Experience: Thinking about the Biology of Behavior
  • 3. Anatomy of the Nervous System: Systems, Structures, and Cells That Make Up Your Nervous System
  • 4. Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission: How Neurons Send and Receive Signals
  • 5. The Research Methods of Biopsychology: Understanding What Biopsychologists Do
  • PART III: SENSORY AND MOTOR SYSTEMS
  • 6. The Visual System: How We See
  • 7. Mechanisms of Perception: Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste, and Attention: How You Know the World
  • 8. The Sensorimotor System: How You Move
  • PART IV: BRAIN PLASTICITY
  • 9. Development of the Nervous System: From Fertilized Egg to You
  • 10. Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity: Can the Brain Recover from Damage?
  • 11. Learning, Memory, and Amnesia: How Your Brain Stores Information
  • PART V: BIOPSYCHOLOGY OF MOTIVATION
  • 12. Hunger, Eating, and Health: Why Do Many People Eat Too Much?
  • 13. Hormones and Sex: What’s Wrong with the Mamawawa?
  • 14. Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms: How Much Do You Need to Sleep?
  • 15. Drug Use, Drug Addiction, and the Brain’s Reward Circuits: Chemicals That Harm with Pleasure
  • PART VI: DISORDERS OF COGNITION AND EMOTION
  • 16. Lateralization, Language, and the Split Brain: The Left Brain and the Right Brain
  • 17. Biopsychology of Emotion, Stress, and Health: Fear, the Dark Side of Emotion
  • 18. Biopsychology of Psychiatric Disorders: The Brain Unhinged
New to this edition

A reader-oriented approach makes scientific concepts relevant and relatable

  • For this edition, original author John Pinel is joined by new co-author Steven Barnes, an educator, researcher, and visual artist who brings his knowledge to bear on the updated Tenth Edition.
  • Questions for review and reflection are integrated into the text, giving students opportunities to stop and think about the content presented and to respond in a written format. Writing prompts tied to the major themes of this book are located throughout each chapter for individual student response.
  • Expanded and more comprehensive learning objectives, written by the authors themselves, better help students to recognize the major points in each portion of the text.

New and updated content ensures an up-to-date learning experience
The Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of one of the most rapidly progressing scientific fields. This edition contains more than 1,265 citations of articles or books that did not appear in the previous edition, and content throughout has been revised and updated accordingly. The following list presents some of the content changes to this edition, organized by chapter.

  • 1. Biopsychology as a Neuroscience 
    • Nobel Prize-winning work on grid cells and place cells by John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard Moser
    • Coverage of the topic of translational research
    • 21 new citations
  • 2. Evolution, Genetics, and Experience
    • Updated coverage of the emergence of humankind
    • Discussion of the evidence of mating between Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis
    • Coverage of the use of ancient DNA
    • Summary of the human proteome project
    • Expanded coverage of the topic of epigenetics, including coverage of the topic of transgenerational epigenetics
    • 90 new citations
  • 3. Anatomy of the Nervous System
    • Updated coverage of cerebrospinal fluid production and absorption
    • Summary of the issues associated with the classification of neurons
    • Updated coverage of glial cells
    • 38 new citations
  • 4. Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission
    • 36 new citations
  • 5. The Research Methods of Biopsychology
    • Updated coverage of positron emission tomography (PET)
    • Coverage of combined use of PET and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
    • Coverage of the use of fMRI to communicate with patients who are in a “vegetative state” (patients who appear to lack consciousness)
    • Introduction of the Human Connectome Project and related projects in other species
    • Expanded coverage of transcranial stimulation techniques, including the addition of transcranial direct
    • current stimulation (tDCS)
    • Better explanation of how the skin conductance response (SCR) works
    • Coverage of the new field of optogenetics
    • 38 new citations
  • 6. The Visual System
    • Explanation of the number of different sorts of retinal ganglion cells
    • Coverage of retinal implants
    • Expanded coverage of the dorsal versus ventral streams
    • Better definition of prosopagnosia that distinguishes between developmental prosopagnosia versus acquired prosopagnosia
    • Expanded coverage of prosopagnosia
    • 46 new citations
  • 7. Mechanisms of Perception: Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste, and Attention
    • Updated coverage of the study of the auditory cortex
    • Statement of the role of skin cells in somatosensation
    • Improved definition of anosagnosia
    • Updated coverage of the rubber-hand illusion
    • Updated coverage of the cortical representation of pain
    • Updated coverage of the gustatory system
    • 79 new citations
  • 8. The Sensorimotor System
    • Recent research on the posterior parietal association cortex
    • Updated coverage of contralateral neglect
    • Updated discussion of the current view of the function of the primary motor cortex
    • Coverage of the control of robotic limbs by patients with electrode arrays implanted in their primary motor cortex
    • Coverage of the idea of an action map in the primary
    • motor cortex
    • 59 new citations
  • 9. Development of the Nervous System
    • New figure on stem cells
    • Updated coverage of neural tube defects
    • Updated coverage of the development of the neural crest
    • Updated coverage of the topographic gradient hypothesis
    • Expanded and updated coverage of adult neurogenesis
    • Substantial changes to the coverage of autism spectrum disorders, to account for changes in the diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5
    • Updated coverage of savantism
    • Updated coverage of the genetic basis of autism spectrum disorders
    • Coverage of the potential role of glial cells in the etiology of autism spectrum disorders
    • Updated coverage of Williams syndrome, including expanded coverage of its neural correlates and its genetic basis
    • Coverage of the role of microglia in synapse rearrangement
    • 106 new citations
  • 10. Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity
    • Updated coverage of drug treatments for acute stroke
    • Coverage of chronic traumatic encephalopathy
    • New case study: Junior Seau, Football Player
    • Introduction of the term focal seizures
    • Coverage of transcranial magnetic stimulation and the ketogenic diet as treatments for epilepsy
    • Updated coverage of Parkinson’s disease
    • Role of protein aggregation in Huntington’s disease
    • Updated coverage of the pathology, risk factors, and drug treatments associated with multiple sclerosis
    • Updated coverage of the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Coverage of the role of apoliprotein E (APOE) in Alzheimer’s disease
    • Improved discussion of the amyloid hypothesis of
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Further coverage of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (e.g., tissue plasminogen activator)
    • Discussion of how the study of Down syndrome has informed our understanding of the neural mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Coverage of the role of the tau protein in the neurofibrillary tangles of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Discussion of the role of glial scarring in inhibiting axonal regrowth following axonal damage
    • 123 new citations
  • 11. Learning, Memory, and Amnesia
    • Updated coverage of H.M.
    • Updated coverage of reconsolidation
    • Updated coverage of place cells and grid cells, and their relationship
    • Introduction of the concept of “time cells” in the hippocampus
    • Coverage of roles of the hippocampus in nonspatial forms of memory
    • Updated coverage of Jennifer Aniston neurons (concept cells)
    • New section on “engram cells”
    • Updated coverage of the relationship between LTP and learning and memory
    • Introduction of new key term: metaplasticity
    • 81 new citations
  • 12. Hunger, Eating, and Health
    • Introduction of research on the gut microbiome
    • New section on modern research on the role of hypothalamic nuclei in hunger and satiety
    • Updated coverage of the obesity epidemic
    • New section on the role of alterations to the gut microbiome in the obesity epidemic
    • Updated coverage of treatments for obesity
    • 78 new citations
  • 13. Hormones and Sex
    • Updated coverage of the X- and Y-chromosomes
    • Updated coverage of the role of progesterone in men
    • Introduction of new key term: intersex
    • Updated coverage of the role of alpha fetoprotein in humans
    • Updated coverage of the development of sex differences in the behavior of humans
    • Updated coverage of female sexual behavior and gonadal hormones
    • New section on gender identity
    • 42 new citations
  • 14. Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms
    • Updated the sleep stages to be consistent with the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • New table to summarize the various sleep stages and their naming
    • Updated coverage of recuperation theories of sleep
    • Updated coverage of experimental studies of sleep deprivation in humans
    • Improved figure of the carousel apparatus (used for sleep deprivation studies in rodents)
    • Updated coverage of the role of sleep in memory
    • Updated coverage of drugs that affect sleep
    • Updated coverage of narcolepsy
    • Introduction of new key term: REM-sleep-behavior disorder
    • Updated coverage of the effects of shorter sleep times on health
    • 85 new citations
  • 15. Drug Use, Drug Addiction, and the Brain’s Reward Circuits
    • Increased coverage of marijuana
    • Updated coverage of the effects of marijuana on brain function
    • Updated coverage of treatments for heroin addiction
    • 81 new citations
  • 16. Lateralization, Language, and the Split Brain
    • Updated coverage of what abilities or cognitive processes are lateralized
    • Updated coverage of brain differences between sinestrals and dextrals
    • Updated coverage of anatomical asymmetries in the brain
    • Updated coverage of the evolution of cerebral lateralization
    • Improved coverage of the motor theory of speech perception
    • Expanded coverage of developmental dyslexia
    • 59 new citations
  • 17. Biopsychology of Emotion, Stress, and Health
    • Updated coverage of the James-Lange and Cannon-Bard theories
    • Updated coverage of the guilty knowledge technique
    • Expanded coverage of current perspectives on facial expressions
    • Updated coverage of aggression and testosterone
    • Updated coverage of the role of the medial prefrontal lobes in human emotion
    • Expanded coverage of psychoneuroimmunology
    • 76 new citations
  • 18. Biopsychology of Psychiatric Disorders
    • Introduction of the category label schizophrenia spectrum disorders to reflect the associated change in the DSM-5
    • Expanded coverage of causal factors in schizophrenia
    • Introduction of new key term typical antipsychotics
    • Updated coverage of the dopamine theory of schizophrenia
    • Expanded coverage of current research on and treatments for schizophrenia
    • Updated coverage of genetics of schizophrenia
    • Updated coverage of brain differences associated with schizophrenia
    • New and separate modules for depressive disorders and bipolar disorders to reflect the new categories in the DSM-5
    • Expanded coverage of depressive disorders
    • Expanded coverage of causal factors in major depressive disorder
    • Introduction of new key term peripartum depression
    • Expanded coverage of antidepressant drugs
    • Expanded coverage of the brain differences associated with depressive disorders
    • Expanded coverage of theories of depression
    • New section on treatment of depression with brain stimulation
    • Expanded coverage of bipolar disorders
    • Introduction of two new key terms bipolar disorder type II and bipolar disorder type I
    • New expanded three-part version of the case of S.B.
    • Expanded coverage of causal factors in bipolar disorders
    • Expanded coverage of mood stabilizers
    • Expanded coverage of brain differences associated with bipolar disorder
    • Expanded coverage of theories of bipolar disorders
    • Updated module on anxiety disorders to reflect the changes made to the category in the DSM-5
    • Updated section on the use of antidepressant drugs for the treatment of anxiety disorders
    • Update of name of Tourette syndrome to Tourette’s disorder to reflect the name change in the DSM-5
    • Updated coverage of Tourette’s disorder
    • Expanded coverage of the neural bases and treatment of Tourette’s disorder
    • 127 new research citations

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Features & benefits

 A reader-oriented approach makes scientific concepts relevant and relatable

  • For this edition, original author John Pinel is joined by new co-author Steven Barnes, an educator, researcher, and visual artist who brings his knowledge to bear on the updated 10th Edition.
  • Throughout Biopsychology, the authors emphasise the big picture, focusing on four broad themes that provide excellent topics for essay assignments and exam questions. These themes are:
    • Thinking creatively;
    • Clinical implications;
    • Evolutionary perspective; and
    • Neuroplasticity.
  • Carefully selected case studies are highlighted throughout the text. These provocative cases stimulate interest, promote retention of concepts, and allow students to learn how biopsychological principles apply to the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders.
  • The text’s engaging illustrations were conceptualised and meticulously designed to clarify and reinforce textual material. Author John Pinel and his artist/designer wife, Maggie Edwards, created many of these illustrations exclusively for this text.
  • While some biopsychological textbooks emphasise neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuroanatomy, Biopsychology gives top billing to coverage of behavioural research. The authors stress that neuroscience is a team effort and that the unique contribution made by biopsychologists to this effort is their behavioural expertise.
  • Biopsychology emphasises the scientific method, helping students to view it as a means of answering questions in daily life as well as in the laboratory. The authors also show students how being a scientist can be both fascinating and fun.
  • Several chapters of Biopsychology — particularly those on eating, sleeping, sex, and drug addiction — carry strong personal and social messages. In these chapters, the authors encourage students to consider the relevance of biopsychological research to their lives outside the classroom.
  • Biopsychology has been praised by instructors and students alike for its personal tone. In past editions, Pinel addressed students directly with warmth, enthusiasm, and good humour. With the addition of Barnes as coauthor, the 10th Edition offers another friendly voice as well as some new approaches to teaching.
  • The 10th Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of one of the most rapidly progressing scientific fields. This edition contains more than 1,265 citations of articles or books that did not appear in the previous edition, and content throughout has been revised and updated accordingly.

 Pedagogical learning aids boost student understanding and retention

  • Questions for review and reflection are integrated into the text, giving students opportunities to stop and think about the content presented and to respond in a written format. Writing prompts tied to the major themes of this book are located throughout each chapter for individual student response.
  • Expanded and more comprehensive learning objectives, written by the authors themselves, better help students to recognise the major points in each portion of the text.
  • Scan Your Brain study exercises appear at key transition points within chapters, where students can benefit most from pausing to consolidate material before continuing.
  • Check It Out demonstrations apply biopsychological phenomena and concepts for students to experience themselves.
  • A Themes Revisited section at the end of each chapter summarises the ways in which the book’s four major themes relate to that chapter’s subject matter.
  • Key terms appear in boldface, and other important terms of lesser significance appear in italics.
  • Appendixes serve as convenient sources of additional information for students who want to expand their knowledge of selected biopsychology topics.
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