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Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

  • Author: Laura Freberg
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337670596
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 672
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With comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 4th Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. Updated to reflect current thinking in the field, the book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Author Laura Freberg -- who has more than 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League -- presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

  • Author: Laura Freberg
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337570931
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 672
  • View: 5642
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With comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 4th Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. Updated to reflect current thinking in the field, the book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Author Laura Freberg -- who has more than 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League -- presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

  • Author: Laura Freberg
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305088700
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 672
  • View: 3688
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With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3rd Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. Retitled in this edition to reflect the increasing interest in, and importance of, neuroscience, the book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Written by an author with more than 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League, this text presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning and less-prepared students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students excited and engaged. Reviewers have praised the text's clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. Updated with hundreds of new citations and to reflect changes in the DSM-5, this edition also includes new boxed features on ethics, careers, research, and health to engage students in the material, promote critical thinking, and prepare students for their future professions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discovering Biological Psychology

Discovering Biological Psychology

  • Author: Laura Freberg
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0547177798
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 608
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With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2nd Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. The book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Written by an author with nearly 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League, this text presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning and less-prepared students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students excited and engaged. Reviewers have praised the text’s clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. The Second Edition is supported by a comprehensive and contemporary media package that includes animations, videos, lectures and an image gallery on Microsoft PowerPoint slides, student response system content, and a time-saving online homework and course management system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind

Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind

  • Author: John Cacioppo,Laura Freberg
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337561819
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 784
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In this innovative approach to the introductory course, John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg present psychology as a multidisciplinary, integrative science that is relevant for students of all majors. In DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY, 3rd Edition, the authors use a familiar chapter structure to provide an easy roadmap for the course, while highlighting connections within psychology as well as between psychology and other disciplines. The writing and features are smart and engaging, and consistently illustrate the benefit of using multiple perspectives within psychology. Cacioppo and Freberg offer the best science possible, including exciting new research findings likely to expand students' understanding of psychology as a scientific field of study. Features and images coordinate with and enhance the text, providing additional opportunities for critical thinking and connecting ideas. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Biological Psychology

Biological Psychology

  • Author: James W. Kalat
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1133709737
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 608
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Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the most widely used text in the course area, and for good reason: an extremely high level of scholarship, clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples. Throughout all eleven editions, Kalat's goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Another goal has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat delivers. Updated with new topics, examples, and recent research findings--and supported by new online bio-labs, part of the strongest media package yet--this text speaks to today's students and instructors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cognition

Cognition

From Memory to Creativity

  • Author: Robert W. Weisberg,Lauretta M. Reeves
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118233603
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 744
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From memory to creativity—a complete and current presentation of the field of cognition The process of cognition allows us to function in life; it translates inputs from the world so we can recognize the sound of the alarm clock, remember the day of the week, and decide which clothes to wear. Cognition: From Memory to Creativity provides readers with a clear, research-based, and well-illustrated presentation of the field, starting with memory—the most accessible starting point—to more complex functions and research in information processing. Authors Robert Weisberg and Lauretta Reeves include the newest neurological findings that help us understand the human processes that allow for cognition. Unique in its organization, Cognition incorporates both classical and modern research and provides demonstration experiments for students to conduct with simple materials. Cognition explores: Models of memory and memory systems Encoding and retrieval Forgetting vs. false memory Visual cognition Attention and imagery Sounds, words, and meaning Logical thinking and decision making Problem solving and creative thinking

Foundations of Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Foundations of Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Fourth Edition

  • Author: Judith Todd,Arthur C. Bohart
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478610476
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 518
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Written from an eclectic, integrative point of view, this authoritative yet accessible text equips students and practitioners with theoretical and empirical knowledge of different psychotherapy and counseling approaches. Todd and Bohart, who together have a total of sixty years of experience teaching clinical psychology courses, offer a clear, understandable view of how each theoretical perspective regards the person, the persons problems, and how to help the person change. The fourth edition retains the psychotherapy and history components from previous editions and addresses current and future trends in professional psychology. New or updated topics include: assessment; professional, legal, and ethical issues; brief therapy; computerized treatment programs; Internet testing; online therapy; treatment guidelines and manuals and the controversies associated with them; radical behavior therapies; cultural and gender issues; expanding roles for psychologists in neuropsychology and primary health care; managed care; and developments in psychotherapy research and psychotherapy integration. Careful cross-referencing and clear connections between topics permit chapters to be read in any order. The authors maintain a Web site (http://homepage.mac.com/judithtodd/artboharttext/) with the very latest updates on psychotherapy theory integration, activities, downloadable chapter learning objectives, links to useful articles, and more.

Social Psychology

Social Psychology

  • Author: Thomas Heinzen,Wind Goodfriend
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506357539
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 632
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Invite your students to discover social psychology’s relevance to their lives with Social Psychology, a new introduction to the field from award-winning teacher-researchers Tom Heinzen and Wind Goodfriend. The authors present social psychology as an evolving, science-driven conversation. Every chapter builds on core questions central to scientific inquiry, while a methods-in-context approach cultivates psychological literacy. Heinzen and Goodfriend draw students in by weaving stories drawn from their own personal experiences with compelling examples from popular culture, all carefully placed in historical context. Because application is key, the book concludes with eight mini-chapters on topics including behavioral economics, environmental sustainability, law and the courtroom, positive psychology, and more. Students will become active participants in the social psychology dialogue, finding their fascination with the field and realizing its significance in their daily lives and future careers.

Essentials of Psychological Testing

Essentials of Psychological Testing

  • Author: Susana Urbina
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118680480
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 400
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"An engaging, practical guide to psychological testingEssentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and revised overview of the basic principles of psychometrics, including the information needed to understand and evaluate tests. It contains everything you need to know about the science of measuring knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits, and education level, and introduces readers to the most relevant reference works in the field. This guide was written specifically for active professionals and students in fields ranging from clinical mental health and social work to education and human resources. In Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition, even the most complicated psychometric principles are made interesting and easy to comprehend. More importantly, you will learn how to translate this new knowledge into practice by selecting the right tests, administering them appropriately, and correctly interpreting results.Dr. Susana Urbina describes the science of psychometrics, along with its history, providing important background information for the sections that follow. You'll find detailed information on testing procedures, score interpretation, reliability and validity, and "Test Yourself" questions that help activate your knowledge. In addition, the Second Edition has been updated to include: Information from the revised Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing New examples from the most recent versions of psychological tests Discussion of new test administration technologies, such as the Q-Interactive Illustrations and easy-to-find reinforcement of key concepts Dr. Urbina is recognized as a leading expert in the field of psychometrics, and her enjoyable writing style makes it easy to master this complex subject. Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition is required reading for anyone who needs to know what psychological tests are and how to use them in a professional, consistent, scientifically sound manner"--

Loose-leaf Version for Introduction to Brain and Behavior

Loose-leaf Version for Introduction to Brain and Behavior

  • Author: Bryan Kolb,Ian Q. Whishaw
  • Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1319034209
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 704
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From authors Bryan Kolb and Ian Whishaw, and new coauthor G. Campbell Teskey, An Introduction to Brain and Behavior offers a unique inquiry-based introduction to behavioral neuroscience, with each chapter focusing on a central question (i.e., "How Does the Nervous System Function?"). It also incorporates a distinctive clinical perspective, with examples showing students what happens when common neuronal processes malfunction. Now this acclaimed book returns in a thoroughly up-to-date new edition. Founders of a prestigious neuroscience institute at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, Kolb and Whishaw are renowned as both active scientists and teachers. G. Campbell Teskey of the University of Calgary, also brings to the book a wealth of experience as a researcher and educator. Together, they are the ideal author team for guiding students from a basic understanding the biology of behavior to the very frontiers of some of the most exciting and impactful research being conducted

Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences

Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Frederick J Gravetter,Larry B. Wallnau,Lori-Ann B. Forzano
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337098124
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 648
  • View: 6731
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A brief version of Gravetter and Wallnau's proven bestseller, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition delivers straightforward instruction, unrivaled accuracy, built-in learning aids, and a wealth of real-world examples and illustrations. The authors take time to explain statistical procedures so that students can go beyond memorizing formulas and begin gaining a conceptual understanding of statistics. By skillfully integrating applications that reinforce concepts, they ensure that even students with a weak background in mathematics can fully understand statistics. The text also leads readers to become savvy consumers of information by showing how having an understanding of statistical procedures will help them comprehend published findings. This edition features a new focus on learning objectives, which provide a structure for organizing lectures and preparing assignments and exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

IAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology

IAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology

  • Author: Paul R. Martin,Fanny M. Cheung,Michael C. Knowles,Michael Kyrios,Lyn Littlefield,J. Bruce Overmier,José M. Prieto
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444395149
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 832
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The IAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology, an up-to-date and authoritative reference, provides a critical overview of applied psychology from an international perspective. Brings together articles by leading authorities from around the world Provides the reader with a complete overview of the field and highlights key research findings Divided into three parts: professional psychology, substantive areas of applied psychology, and special topics in applied psychology Explores the challenges, opportunities, and potential future developments in applied psychology Features comprehensive coverage of the field, including topics as diverse as clinical health psychology, environmental psychology, and consumer psychology

Biological Psychology

Biological Psychology

  • Author: Suzanne Higgs,Alison Cooper,Jonathan Lee,Mike Harris
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 147390899X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 504
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Written to guide undergraduate students new to brain and behaviour through the key biological concepts that determine how we act, Biological Psychology provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject. It includes detailed coverage of sensation, movement, sleep, eating and emotions, with further chapters on the biological basis of psychological disorders and the effects of drug-taking. Uniquely, the authors emphasize the importance of learning and memory as a key thread throughout and include advanced chapters on key research areas that push discussion further and encourage critical thinking, making this book appropriate for undergraduates studying biological psychology at any level. Key features include: ‘Spotlights’ offering insights into key areas of research that expose the most important developing issues in the field today A clear structure including roadmaps and key points for each chapter to ease navigation through the book and understanding of the links between concepts Full colour presentation to bring the topics to life through clear and comprehensive illustrations and diagrams A companion website at study.sagepub.com/higgs with a range of materials for instructors and students

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

  • Author: Pamela K. Keel
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190247347
  • Category: Eating disorders
  • Page: 304
  • View: 351
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Eating Disorders presents a comprehensive and accessible investigation of eating disorders, spanning topics such as historical and cross-cultural trends in prevalence of eating pathology, biological bases of eating disorders, and treatment and prevention. It provides an examination of the intersections of culture, mind, and body, and includes case studies throughout, helping bring eating disorders to life. This second edition is fully revised and updated to reflect changes in the DSM-5 as well as research and practice advances that have occurred over the past decade. Specifically, the second edition provides coverage of newly named syndromes, a new chapter on feeding disorders and obesity, an expanded discussion of RDOC initiative, expanded coverage of eating disorders in men, a section on mediators and moderators of treatment response, a section of suggested additional sources that includes articles, books, movies, and on-line sources for reliable and accurate information, a new description of cognitive behavior therapy that outlines what CBT for bulimia nervosa looks like as experienced from the patient's perspective, and a new discussion of prevalence and risk of dietary supplements. The book will be useful in abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, gender and psychopathology, and eating disorders courses, and as a supplemental text in courses within nursing, nutrition, and sports medicine.

The Psychology of Peace: An Introduction, 2nd Edition

The Psychology of Peace: An Introduction, 2nd Edition

An Introduction

  • Author: Rachel M. MacNair
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313397244
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 268
  • View: 5875
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Despite our advances in technology and education, we still live in a world permeated by violence. This introductory textbook in the field of peace psychology addresses the psychological causes of violence and nonviolence, conflict resolution, nonviolent struggle, and the confluence of public policy and private lifestyles.

Fundamental Neuroscience

Fundamental Neuroscience

  • Author: Larry R. Squire
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0123858704
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1127
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Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition introduces graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to the full range of contemporary neuroscience. Addressing instructor and student feedback on the previous edition, all of the chapters are rewritten to make this book more concise and student-friendly than ever before. Each chapter is once again heavily illustrated and provides clinical boxes describing experiments, disorders, and methodological approaches and concepts. A companion web site contains test questions, and an imagebank of the figures for ready use in presentations, slides, and handouts. Capturing the promise and excitement of this fast-moving field, Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is the text that students will be able to reference throughout their neuroscience careers! New to this edition: * 30% new material including new chapters on Dendritic Development and Spine Morphogenesis, Chemical Senses, Cerebellum, Eye Movements, Circadian Timing, Sleep and Dreaming, and Consciousness * Companion website with figures, web links to additional material, and test questions * Additional text boxes describing key experiments, disorders, methods, and concepts * Multiple model system coverage beyond rats, mice, and monkeys * Extensively expanded index for easier referencing

Study Guide to Accompany Garrett & Hough's Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience

Study Guide to Accompany Garrett & Hough's Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Author: Bob Garrett,Gerald Hough
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506392458
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 272
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Completely revised to accompany the best-selling Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience, Fifth Edition, the Study Guide offers students even more opportunities to review, practice, and master course material. Featuring chapter outlines, learning objectives, summaries and guided reviews, short answer and essay questions, multiple choice post-test questions, and answer keys, the guide reflects important updates made to the content in the main text to enhance student understanding.

Brain & Behavior

Brain & Behavior

An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Author: Bob Garrett,Gerald Hough
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506349196
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 616
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Ignite your excitement about behavioral neuroscience with Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience, Fifth Edition by best-selling author Bob Garrett and new co-author Gerald Hough. Garrett and Hough make the field accessible by inviting readers to explore key theories and scientific discoveries using detailed illustrations and immersive examples as their guide. Spotlights on case studies, current events, and research findings help readers make connections between the material and their own lives. A study guide, revised artwork, new animations, and an accompanying interactive eBook stimulate deep learning and critical thinking.

Introduction to Learning and Behavior

Introduction to Learning and Behavior

  • Author: Russell A. Powell,P. Lynne Honey,Diane G. Symbaluk
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305887484
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 640
  • View: 4029
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Offering a variety of innovative teaching tools, INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR, 5th Edition provides a clear introduction to the principles of learning and behavior. Designed to strike a balance between basic principles and their practical application, it provides an engaging outline of the behavioral approach to psychology and its relevance for understanding and improving the world we live in. This edition includes a new emphasis on behavior self-management -- including an appendix on tactics of behavior self-management as well as Study Tip boxes advising students on a range of study behavior issues, from how to best read a textbook to the use of stimulus control procedures to increase concentration and reduce procrastination. Instructors who include self-management projects as a course assignment may particularly appreciate this material. As with past editions, numerous opportunities for review and self-testing help students maximize their understanding and retention. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.