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Biological Psychology Paperback – 30 Mar 2014

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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Thomson Learning; 11th Cengage Technology Edition edition (30 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1473704731
  • ISBN-13: 978-1473704732
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,336,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1. The Biological Approach to Psychology. 2. Neurons and Action Potentials. 3. Communication at Synapses. 4. Brain Anatomy. 5. Brain Development and Plasticity. 6. The Visual System. 7. Hearing, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses. 8. Control of Movement. 9. Sleeping and Waking. 10. Temperature Control, Thirst, and Hunger. 11. Sexual Behaviors. 12. Biology of Emotion. 13. Learning and Memory. 14. Lateralization, Language, and Consciousness. 15. Abnormal Behavior. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

James W. Kalat received his B.A. degree from Duke University, Summa Cum Laude, and then continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his Ph.D. in psychology under the supervision of Paul Rozin. Currently, Dr. Kalat is at North Carolina State University where he is a professor of psychology, teaching both introductory psychology and biological psychology. In addition to having authored the best selling biological psychology text, Dr. Kalat is the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 9th Edition (Wadsworth, 2011) and has published articles on a variety of diverse topics such as taste aversion learning and on the teaching of introductory psychology. A talented and frequently requested speaker, Kalat receives rave reviews wherever he presents, including the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology and the Texas Community College Teachers Association.


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This is a great companion to my undergraduate Biological Psychology module. It is easy to read and most importantly interesting. It conveys new information (I have not studied biology before) without being confusing nor simplistic.
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Excellent book that covers practically all the essentials.

Here are my positives (+) and areas for improvement (-)

+ The author explains all the nomenclature clearly
+ The copy is written in a way that it is very accessible and digestible
+ Very nice graphics that make memorising much easier
+ Very good introduction and summaries in each chapter
+ All important key terms are highlighted
+ Very good explanations on the connection between biology and psychology throughout the entire book
+ Representations of studies that support and oppose theories/hypotheses

- Maps that outline the brain, nervous system, etc. These maps are in Jim Barnes' book but I find Jim Barnes' book way less comprehensive and accessible. Also, Jim Barns doesn't explain the nomenclature.

Mr Kalat, thank you for such a wonderful resource of learning!
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I had to get this book for my first psychology class and I am thrilled how brilliant it is. Everything is explained really clearly and the writer seems to be humorous with his comments in the text like "don't think too much or your brain cells will explode". This books is a really good start for anyone taking the path of psychology.
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Would highly recommend this book if you're new to the subject area or working your way up. Nicely worded, yo the point - how it should be!
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