Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience, Fifth Edition

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Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience, Fifth Edition [Hardcover]

S. Marc Breedlove , Mark R. Rosenzweig , Neil V. Watson
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

April 16, 2007 0878937056 978-0878937059 5th
Biological Psychology is a comprehensive survey of the biological bases of behavior that is authoritative and up-to-date. Designed for undergraduates enrolled in Biological Psychology, Physiological Psychology, or Behavioral Neuroscience, the book continues to offer an outstanding illustration program that engages students, making even complicated topics and processes clear. The book offers a broad perspective, encompassing lucid descriptions of behavior, evolutionary history, development, proximate mechanisms, and applications. The Fifth Edition has been redesigned to help students study and learn more effectively. Optional advanced topics are available on the Web as A Step Further, streamlining the printed text to emphasize the important points. Each chapter begins with a brief outline and an engaging narrative relating the topic to the human condition. Bold-faced terms are defined in margins and at the end of the book to aid students in remembering key terms. The new edition boasts hundreds of new references, including research students may have encountered in the popular media. Yet critical thinking skills are also honed as the reader is alerted to the many widely held myths about the neuroscience of behavior and educated about facts that sound unlikely to the uninformed. Thorough and reader-friendly, Biological Psychology reveals the fascinating interactions of brain and behavior.

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About the Author

MARK R. ROSENZWEIG, Professor of Graduate Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. S. MARC BREEDLOVE, faculty member in the Psychology Department at the University of California, Berkeley, for over twenty years, he is currently the Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University, USA. NEIL V. WATSON, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, USA.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 622 pages
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.; 5th edition (April 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878937056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878937059
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tons of info, easy to read November 9, 2008
By Mark S
This book is one of my favorite textbooks. It is chok-full of detailed information that is assembled coherently and thoughtfully divided between chapters. But perhaps this book's biggest asset is the illustrations and diagrams. They facilitate learning very well and it is clear alot of thought and effort was put into them. One could easily develop a basic understanding of the subject just from reading the book itself, with no need for further explanations from instructors-that is the sign of a really good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and smart February 2, 2012
By A. Choy
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I had to take biological psychology as a prerequisite for the psychology major. I felt that this book explained all the topics to me in an engaging and visual way. Breedlove makes really hard and abstract concepts easy to understand and grasp. Many subjects in this book changed the way I think, especially the chapter on sleep. I attribute the reason I did so well in Biopsych to this book and highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in studying psychology, especially at the university level.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent book February 3, 2013
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Book had highlighting through out it. Book could have better pictures. First chapter is a bore if you are anything but a psych major.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Biological Psychology June 5, 2010
This book is spacey, hard to follow, and is lacking in luster. A better book to get for your course is Biological Psychology by Kalat. his explanations are easy to understand and he includes enough information so that your paragraph isn't filled with unnecessary vocab terms. This book is a complete waste of time and leaves a lot for interpretation. If it's required for your class, make sure you buy study guides and other informational material, or never ever miss a class session. I have had physics books that are easier to understand and better written than this magnificent piece of intellectualization. My advice, if this book is required, wait for a better teacher.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Advanced November 17, 2011
By Mikey A
I'd only recommend this if you have a substantial background in chemistry and the anatomy of the brain. The barrage of information is very overwhelming if you're not prepared and don't have significant prior knowledge of the subjects within.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars New, but.. June 29, 2012
By Joon
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The book arrives as expected. It seems like 'new' condition (every single page of the book), but its side was broken. Link between the front cover and the side cover was broken, and there is a small mark of water soaking at top of the book. Since I do not have chance to wait replacing it, I just take that.
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