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Biopsychology is an introduction to the study of the biology of behavior; it focuses on the neural mechanisms of psychological processes. The defining feature of Biopsychology is its unique combination of cutting-edge biopsychological science and student-oriented discourse. Rather than covering topics in the usual textbook fashion, it interweaves the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, personal implications, edtiion issues, helpful metaphors, and memorable anecdotes.
Biopsychology is a friendly mentor that speaks directly to students, enthusiastically describing recent advances in biopsychological science.
The emphasis of Biopsychology is on broad themes, rather than details. Four especially important themes are highlighted throughout the text by distinctive theme tabs: I must admit, when I first heard that I would have to take Biopsychology I was not happy as I gasped for breath. I had already made up in my mind that it would prove to be a difficult course and I 8tb probably have to drop the course. However, surprisingly, I found that your ease of writing in talking with the student proved me wrong.
It was as if you were talking right to me in a manner in which I could easily comprehend. I never thought of learning about the human brain before taking the class, but must admit, it has to this point in my program been one of my favorites. I wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you.
Biopsychology (8th Edition) by John P.J. Pinel
You opened up a new world to me. I just started teaching at a local college this year and I tell you, having taken Biopsychology has truly prepared me to teach general psychology and other classes within the counseling cohort. I am still amazed at how much information I have retained due to the colorful illustrations and ease of reading.
Though I am in a doctorate program, and the program is truly rigourous, having read your text was a breath of fresh air. Top quality education with all of the learning tools needed for todays adult learners.
Continued success to you on your endeavors.
By the way, thanks for all of the stories including yours that you shared. I have to say what an amazing text this is I didn’t know I could p.j.pihel them until I read your textbook. Your book was inspirational for me and I now have a clearer, more defined idea of what I would like to do with my blopsychology and future endeavours.
Thank you very much for writing such an interesting textbook that was so clearly aimed to help students understand and appreciate biopsychology. Too bad I am several provinces away from B. Thank you again and I hope to read more of your work in the future. Excerpt from a letter to the author used with permission: I can see that there is passion and clarity in every chapter and your own experiences with the tumour as relayed in Chapter 10 was fascinating.
Your Biopsychology text was required for the class. I’m 51 years old and have taken many classes in my life so that’s saying a heck of lot!!! Believe me, I have certainly never written to the author to complement him on the text. You made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion.
I like the way you presented the information as if you were “chatting” with me.
It was very easy to understand and a fun read. I especially liked all the vignettes and diagrams. They helped me to visualize and understand the topic you were discussing. I also reviewed the P.k.pinel after every chapter I read and found it to be a helpful tool in preparing for my exams.
Before taking this class I was very nervous and unsure of whether or not I would be able to grasp the information.
I am taking my final exam tomorrow and I am confident I will do well. I feel that my understanding of the information in your book was due to the way it was written. It was very relaxed and personal, a goal you strived for in writing biopsycchology book. So again, thanks for sharing your knowledge with me.
I am a student who has just completed a Biopsychology course designed around your textbook 6th ed. To confess my initial thoughts, I largely began this course because it is one of the requirements of my Psychology major and I gazed biopsycholgoy unexcitedly upon the cover of your textbook, assuming it to be like some of the other repetitive, over-written books I had become accustomed to during my three years at this college.
However, as I delved a little deeper into the subject matter, exploring topics from sex and hormones to sleep cycles to neuroplasticity, I began to realize that your textbook is unlike any I had ever used. Not only is the research you include very pertinent to the subject and thought-provoking, but you seem to take the time to include personal notes, stories, and anecdotes that truly set your work apart from other texts. I can tell that Psychology is a field that really excites you, and in turn, I am more excited about my major.
I just wanted to send you this small token of my graditude and a thanks for changing my mind about Psychology. What a fabulous textbook on neuropsychology. Anyway, since I tell everyone else about what a wonderful book Biopsychology is I thought it only appropriate that I tell you as well. Thank you for writing such a profound and easily understood book about a topic that is so challenging to comprehend.
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These in-text activities allow students to apply biopsychological concepts in or out of the classroom. Arguably most important to students is the fact that Pinel himself prepares the test bank so that students are not unfairly faced with inconsistencies between their textbook and exams. For the first time in this 8th edition, there are questions that jjohn based on illustrations. These sorts of questions are critical in a field such as biopsychology and this is something unique to the Pinel test bank.
MyPsychLab is p.i.pinel at www. Many new and exciting features appear in this edition of Biopsychology! Virtual Brain within MyPsychLab: Students can immerse themselves in an interactive landscape of the human brain as it relates to Biopsychology. The Virtual Brain incorporates real-life scenarios as well as simulations, activities, quizzes, and more.
Interactive tutoring on the toughest topics in biopsychology. Many of the biiopsychology include layered art, allowing instructors the ability to highlight specific aspects of a figure, such as identifying each part of the brain. Although Biopsychology often presents material within a historical context, it tries to provide carefully selected glimpses of cutting edge research and issues; substantial effort is required to maintain this cutting-edge focus, and this biopsycholohy contains eddition references.
The eighth edition includes pj.pinel new illustrations and brain scans, particularly in the later chapters, to stimulate student interest and clarify important points. End of Chapter Quick Review: New study questions appear at the end of each chapter to help students study and review the material covered in the chapter.
Thinking creatively theme tabs have been added to encourage students to appreciate and engage in creative thinking. Many texts focus on critical thinking, but critical thinking is only the first step on the road to scientific discovery. Most scientific breakthroughs are ultimately a product of creative thinkingthinking in unconventional ways i.
Biopsychology, 8th Edition
Brief Table of Contents. Biopsychology as a Neuroscience: What Is Biopsychology, Anyway? Evolution, Genetics, and Experience: Thinking about the Biology of Behavior. Anatomy of the Nervous System: Neural Conduction and Synaptic Transmission: How Neurons Send and Receive Signals.
The Research Methods of Biopsychology: Understanding What Biopsychologists Do. Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste, and Attention: How You Know the World. Development of the Nervous System: From Fertilized Egg to You. Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity: Can the Brain Recover from Damage? Learning, Memory, and Amnesia: How Your Brain Stores Information. Hunger, Eating, and Health: Sleep, Dreaming, and Circadian Rhythms: Chemicals That Harm with Pleasure.