Presents a comprehensive survey of the bases of behaviour. This work offers an illustration program and a perspective - encompassing descriptions of behaviour, evolutionary history, development, proximate mechanisms and applications....
|Title||:||Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience|
|Number of Pages||:||607 Pages|
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Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience Reviews
Initially, the material seemed fairly daunting as I flipped through the pages of my newly rented Biopsych textbook. But as I actually dove into the content, it was wonderfully illustrated with fascinating images and diagrams of concepts accompanied by marvelous, in-depth explanations. I will confess that at a certain point, the details might get a tad overwhelming, but nothing a good tea/coffee break from reading will not fix. Overall, a joy to read for fun, as well as a most valuable resource for my Biopsychology course.
Excellent primer on basic behavioral, cognitive, and clinical neuroscience. Particular emphasis on neuropharmacology, evolution, and hormonal/affective response.Even a non-scientist idiot like myself can make sense of this stuff with this book.
This isn't the best psychology textbook I've ever read, but it's still better than a lot of the linguistics textbooks. The companion site to this book is very helpful, with a series of fill in the blank/multiple choice questions for each chapter. I found this invaluable for studying. However, it was very annoying when I would spell something correctly and it would say I got the wrong answer because it only accepted American spelling. I also liked that they had definitions for the important terms right on the side, that weren't always explained well within the text. Organizationally I would prefer better colour coding for divisions within chapters, so it's clear when they begin a completely new section. Instead all of the headings were in black and would vary with size. One of the main reasons I would only give this textbook three stars is the poor choice of gender normative language used in the chapter on sex organs and behaviour. Even though the chapter goes into extensive detail on different biological abnormalities that lead to mixed sex organs that can lead to people identifying with a gender that differs from what is societally prescribed, I feel that the authors did a poor job of using non conformist gender language to describe sexual behaviour. There was a lot of attention given to masculine and feminine behaviours, and how people either act masculine or feminine, and it was unclear whether they were making a sweeping generalization about all behaviours or meant it more in a specifici regard to certain sexual responses. I felt this ambiguity should have been addressed considering the edition I was reading was published in 2010.
This is the book on the brain that will change your worldview. I could hope for a more simple version of this book as this book can get hard in some parts. All chapters start of with being very easy to understand and read and will tell you about the science on the area. Then slowly the chapter will become harder but still understandable and end off with hard statistics and studies on neurons that only laymen will get. There is something for all in this book and it is still one of my most memorable book experiences in my life. I still meet people who say that the brain is a big mystery and that psychology cannot say anything about the brain, sex differences and such - well, it can't if you refuse to look into it. It is right here, the modern science of the most positivistic psychology we have. This is psychology basics and something everyone interested in talking about psychology should read. Neuropsychology and evolutionary psychology is the 2 areas where psychology gets positivistic and the only 2 areas that discover the nature of man - it's the future of all psychology. The authors have done an excellent job. I look forward to reading it again, I can't wait. This is a treat for all interested in how the human brain works!
neuroscience makes people stupid. I have never wanted to kill as many people as I do in my neuroscience class. also all the pages are falling out of this book. that maybe why I think they are stupider than me. well I've learned a lot in this class, reading too much as a child fucks up eyesight, every medical procedure that includes brains is freaking horrifying. And my teacher probably never read the textbook.