Dr. James W. Kalat's Biological PSYCHOLOGY is the most broadly utilised text in the program area, and for great reason: an extremely large stage of scholarship, distinct and from time to time humorous creating type, and specific examples. Through all eleven editions, Kalat's purpose has been to make biological psychology available to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Yet another purpose has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat--a skilled trainer--delivers. Up to date with new matters, examples, and recent research findings--and supported by a powerful media bundle--this text speaks to present day students and instructors.
Colorful, vivid illustrations in a consistent style throughout the text connect physiological components to concise biological psychology explanations, helping students understand challenging concepts.
Applications and Extensions bring practical meaning and better understanding to important topics. Topics include people with four cone types, "goose bumps" and "fight or flight," suppressed vision during eye movements, and an exploration of the sensation of tickle and the somatosensory receptors.
Try It Yourself exercises illustrate phenomena discussed in the text. By allowing students to experience certain research findings directly, these enjoyable, instructive exercises make it easier to comprehend and remember concepts.
Stop and Check self-quizzes at the end of every major section give students the opportunity to review and digest the material they have just read. Answers--presented upside down--immediately follow each question or set of questions.
New or revised coverage includes topics such as severe anxiety disorders, seasonal variation of eating habits, the importance of genetics in learning language, diagnosis of schizophrenia, antidepressant drug therapy, new brain cell formation following brain damage, addiction, and the biochemical basis of the action potential.