Physiology of Behavior

Edition: 10th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2009-01-07
Publisher(s): Pearson
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This textbook is a really nice foundation for an introductory behavioral neuroscience course; I still refer to it from time to time. It is thorough and well-organized, and having the definitions embedded in the text makes studying convenient. The writing style is easy to read and the case files associated with each chapter add interest. This was one of my favorite textbooks. This text has proved to be a useful introduction into the field of behavioral neuroscience.

Physiology of Behavior: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


The latest discoveries in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology are all incorporated in The Tenth Edition of Physiology of Behavior. This classic text continues its tradition as the most comprehensive, current, and teachable text for physiological psychology.

Thoughtfully organized, this text offers scholarly, yet accessible coverage and effectively emphasizes the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Collaboration with a talented artist has provided beautiful, accurate, and informative full color illustrations.

Case studies and a CD of animations bring all the concepts to life. Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System, Psychopharmacology, Methods and Strategies of Research, Vision, Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses, Control of Movement, Sleep and Biological Rhythms, Reproductive Behavior, Emotion, Ingestive Behavior, Learning and Memory, Human Communication, Neurological Disorders, Schizophrenia and the Affective Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Stress Disorders, and Drug Abuse.Physiological Psychology and Neuropsychology

Author Biography

Neil Carlson, U Mass Amherst

Emeritus at the University of Masschusetts at Amherst, Neil Carlson is an active researcher focusing on the relationship between the brain and behavior – specifically the role of the limbic system in learning and species-typical behavior. Dr. Carlson received his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.  In addition to writing Psychology: The Science of Behavior, Dr. Carlson  is also the author of two best-selling physiology of behavior textbooks – Psychology: The Science of Behavior and Foundations of Physiological Psychology.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous Systemp. 28
Structure of the Nervous Systemp. 68
Psychopharmacologyp. 102
Methods and Strategies of Researchp. 134
Visionp. 169
Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Sensep. 212
Control of Movementp. 262
Sleep and Biological Rhythmsp. 295
Reproductive Behaviorp. 329
Emotionp. 366
Ingestive Behaviorp. 400
Learning and Memoryp. 439
Human Communicationp. 485
Neurological Disordersp. 520
Schizophrenia and the Affective Disordersp. 554
Anxiety Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Stress Disordersp. 585
Drug Abusep. 613
Introductionp. 1
Understanding Human Consciousness: A Physiological Approach
Blindsightp. 4
Split Brainsp. 4
Unilateral Neglectp. 7
Interim Summaryp. 9
The Nature Of Physiological Psychologyp. 9
The Goals of Researchp. 10
Biological Roots of Physiological Psychologyp. 10
Interim Summaryp. 14
Natural Selection And Evolutionp. 14
Functionalism and the Inheritance of Traitsp. 14
Evolution of the Human Speciesp. 17
Evolution of Large Brainsp. 20
Interim Summaryp. 22
Ethical Issues In Research With Animalsp. 23
Careers in Neurosciencep. 24
Interim Summaryp. 25
Strategies for Learningp. 26
Suggested Readingsp. 27
Additional Resourcesp. 27
Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous Systemp. 28&nb
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