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Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience Paperback – 1 Jan 2010

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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 8 edition (1 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205776086
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205776085
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.9 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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MyPsychKit is an online resource that contains book-specific practice tests, chapter summaries, learning objectives, flashcards, weblinks, MySearchLab, and media-rich activities that enhance topics covered in your textbook. To purchase access to MyPsychKit, look for an access code card shrink-wrapped with your book in the bookstore, or purchase immediate access online with a credit card at

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Neil Carlson, U Mass Amherst

Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Neil Carlson's research has focused 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 Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience, Dr. Carlson is also the author of Physiology of Behavior and co-author of Psychology: The Science of Behavior.  Dr. Carlson's books have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kirsten on 28 May 2011
Format: Paperback
This was the recommended textbook for my Biological Psychology university module and even though it's expensive, it was definitely worth buying because it was really helpful as it explained important concepts clearly and really helped in my revision. Would've been a bit better if it wasn't so expensive though, seeing as I'm a student!
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By Leiluu1 on 4 May 2014
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I used this book to revise for my masters in psychology exams!
Good book for studying with relative chapters for university!
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By MRS WENDY FREWER on 5 Dec 2014
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Product had highlighted parts in it which wasn't stated in the description.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Carlson has terrific Neurosicence text 24 Dec 2010
By Wolfe - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I've used Carlson's Neuroscience books for years and find this to be an excellent up to date Behavioral Neuroscience foundation with clear interesting chapters. Love the use of clinical cases at the beginning and end of chapter to pique reader's interest as in a mystery novel. It has terrific image quality and great links to media in MyPsychkit companion. I commend the author on keeping the book manageable for a one semester course in light of this rapidly expanding technical field.
23 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By megana - Published on
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If you need the book edition that comes with "mypsychkit" do not order from here, its very misleading and says its "(MyPsychKit Series)", but DOES NOT include any access to mypsychkit online. I ordered this book assuming it was the right edition I needed because of the title and did not find out until class started, that I had to pay an extra $35 for access! Your best bet is to buy the package from the Pearson website, its the same price and a lot LESS HASSLE! Whoever typed the title is clearly a moron, because this is definitely NOT the same edition! Conveniently there's no way to contact amazon unless I want a refund, and now its too late to wait on the real book to be shipped!

UPDATE: I feel the need to update this as I have had two review nazis leaving negative comments, when I purchased and left this review it was in 2010...since then they have obviously changed the description of the text (so it no longer says it includes "mypsych kit" anymore, as it did when I ordered it and the description was wrong) Amazon thankfully refunded me $35 of my purchase to cover the costs of having to buy "mypsych kit" from the Pearson website since they were in fact at fault. It was my first experience buying from amazon and unfortunately was a very negative one, I have since bought hundreds of things from amazon with no problem. The amazon associate was very helpful and understanding of my frustration at the time and informed me that they were in fact wrong and would work on changing the description to make it accurate. Unfortunately this was not done and completely resolved until after I had left my review, it was posted not to down amazon/the publisher/the book others have suggested (I actually suggested ordering it straight form Pearson) but was posted to save any future students/customers from going through the hassle that I had to...with that being said, all is well and seems to be correct now and having been an a loyal amazon customer since, I would definitely recommend buying from them.

As far as the book actually goes, its neuroscience, so its not exactly cake as workload is concerned, but the text /layout of the book was very well done. It reminded me of a biology book you'd have in high school (pertaining to layout and ease of reading only). I could easily find exactly what I was looking for in the book when I needed it and the text was broken down in a way that made the complex content easily understandable! Would recommend this book! I only wish my class had been organized in the same manner! haha
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not as thorough as I would have liked 27 Nov 2011
By Cheryl - Published on
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This textbook covered a lot of material, but was not as thorough as I would have liked for the course it was used for. I found it to stop short on many points and seemed to just skim the surface when it should have gone much deeper to give a clearer picture. If I had to choose to a textbook I think I would search a little further than this publication for my students.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Recent Review 6 Oct 2013
By Thomas Spanarkel - Published on
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Very good product. It beats buying the newest edition for the same material. Buy this book if your prof allows it.
Book was in very good condition 5 April 2014
By Marista Pieters - Published on
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The description of book fitted condition perfectly. I could not find anything wrong with it. It was a great purchase!
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