Engage your students with the ways the central nervous system governs human behaviour.
Biopsychology, 11th Edition is the ultimate introduction to the topic offering a unique combination of science and reader-oriented discourse.
The inspiring voices coming from the authors directly to your students make this the ultimate guide for your students.
Hallmark features of this title An emphasis on core themes provides the framework for the study of the text
Scientific concepts become accessible via a reader-oriented approach
- The authors focus on four broad themes outlining the text: Thinking Creatively About Biopsychology, Clinical Implications, Evolutionary Perspective, and Neuroplasticity.
- Themes Revisited sections at the end of each chapter summarise the ways in which the text's major and emerging themes relate to the chapter's subject.
- Exclusive illustrations, many created by co-author John Pineland and his artist/designer wife, Maggie Edwards, reinforce key content.
- Personal and social messages encourage students to relate personally to the research findings, particularly in chapters on eating, sleeping, sex, and drug addiction.
New to this Edition
An emphasis on key themes provides the framework for the study of biopsychology
Content changes throughout the text offer new and updated material in most chapters, keeping the text current
- The authors introduce two new themes emerging from biopsychology literature: 1) Thinking about Epigenetics and 2) Consciousness.
- The text incorporates 950 new citations of articles and books, reflecting recent developments and reshaping the content material.
Highlights of content changes include the following:
- Chapter 4: A new section on ultrasound-based imaging techniques.
- Chapter 7: Thoroughly updated and now entitled Sensory Systems, Perception, and Attention, with updated coverage on the subcortical auditory pathways and the effects of auditory cortex damage.
- Chapter 9: Extensive updates to the coverage of stem cells and neurodevelopment.
- Chapter 10: A new section on traumatic brain injuries.
- Chapter 12: An updated discussion on why some people gain weight and some do not.
- Chapter 15: A new discussion of the current epidemic of opioid abuse.
- Chapter 18: A thoroughly updated chapter covering the role of genetic, epigenetic, and neural factors for each psychiatric disorder, with expanded coverage on theories of bipolar disorder, updated coverage on drug therapies for anxiety disorders and Tourette's disorder, and more.
Table of Contents
PART I: WHAT IS BIOPSYCHOLOGY?
- Biopsychology as a Neuroscience
PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF BIOPSYCHOLOGY
- Evolution, Genetics, and Experience
- Anatomy of the Nervous System
- Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission
- The Research Methods of Biopsychology
PART III: SENSORY AND MOTOR SYSTEMS
- The Visual System
- Sensory Systems, Perception, and Attention
- The Sensorimotor System
PART IV: BRAIN PLASTICITY
- Development of the Nervous System
- Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity
- Learning, Memory, and Amnesia
PART V: BIOPSYCHOLOGY OF MOTIVATION
- Hunger, Eating, and Health
- Hormones and Sex
- Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms
- Drug Use, Drug Addiction, and the Brain's Reward Circuits
PART VI: DISORDERS OF COGNITION AND EMOTION
- Lateralisation, Language, and the Split Brain
- Biopsychology of Emotion, Stress, and Health
- Biopsychology of Psychiatric Disorders
John Pinel is an Emeritus Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. An award-winning teacher, he is the author of more than 200 scientific papers. He feels that Biopsychology is his major career-related accomplishment.
Steven Barnes is an Associate Professor of Teaching, and Associate Head of Undergraduate Affairs, in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Steven is well-regarded for his work related to Online Learning Technologies, student mental health and wellbeing, and Bipolar Disorder (BD).