Psychology

Principles of Biopsychology

Author: Simon Green,Simon Lomas Green

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863772825

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

View: 8237

This book is intended to provide an introduction to the basic structure and function of the brain and nervous system, emphasizing relationships with behaviour. The first chapter introduces the field, covering aims, objectives and ethical issues. In chapter 2 the neuron is described, and electrical and chemical conduction presented in detail; this chapter also introduces neurotransmitter pathways and drug effects on normal and abnormal behaviour.; After a general survey of the behavioural organization of the nervous system in chapter 3, three chapters describe how language, learning and memory are related to brain mechanisms, with a particular emphasis on clinical data from human patients, and functional assymetries between the hemispheres. The following chapter outlines the Involvement Of Arousal Systems In Stress, Anxiety And Emotion, And Also covers stress reduction techniques. The arousal theme is maintained in chapter 8 in which sleep is discussed in the context of biological rhythms in psychological and physiological processes.; Chapter 9 covers The Biological Bases Of Motivational States Such As Hunger And Thirst, and discusses the concept of homeostasis. Non-homeostatic drives such as electrical self-stimulation of the brain are also considered. Finally, chapter 10 reviews sensory processes in general, and then concentrates on pain perception and the brain mechanisms underlying visual sensation and perception.; It is intended that the material in this book should satisfy the requirements of both the A-level syllabus for Psychology, whichever Board is taken, and first year introductory undergraduate courses in psychobiology.
Psychology

Principles Of Biopsychology

Author: Simon Greene

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135064644

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 9974

This book is intended to provide an introduction to the basic structure and function of the brain and nervous system, emphasizing relationships with behaviour. The first chapter introduces the field, covering aims, objectives and ethical issues. In chapter 2 the neuron is described, and electrical and chemical conduction presented in detail; this chapter also introduces neurotransmitter pathways and drug effects on normal and abnormal behaviour.; After a general survey of the behavioural organization of the nervous system in chapter 3, three chapters describe how language, learning and memory are related to brain mechanisms, with a particular emphasis on clinical data from human patients, and functional assymetries between the hemispheres. The following chapter outlines the Involvement Of Arousal Systems In Stress, Anxiety And Emotion, And Also covers stress reduction techniques. The arousal theme is maintained in chapter 8 in which sleep is discussed in the context of biological rhythms in psychological and physiological processes.; Chapter 9 covers The Biological Bases Of Motivational States Such As Hunger And Thirst, and discusses the concept of homeostasis. Non-homeostatic drives such as electrical self-stimulation of the brain are also considered. Finally, chapter 10 reviews sensory processes in general, and then concentrates on pain perception and the brain mechanisms underlying visual sensation and perception.; It is intended that the material in this book should satisfy the requirements of both the A-level syllabus for Psychology, whichever Board is taken, and first year introductory undergraduate courses in psychobiology.
Education

Psychology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 147844827X

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 3907

Facts101 is your complete guide to Psychology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Education

Foundations of Biopsychology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490267182

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 7430

Facts101 is your complete guide to Foundations of Biopsychology. In this book, you will learn topics such as The control of movement, Hunger and eating behaviour, Emotional states, and Sleep and circadian rhythms plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Biopsychologie

Author: John P. J. Pinel,Paul Pauli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868941456

Category:

Page: 622

View: 8040

Behavior modification

Lernen und Verhalten

Author: James E. Mazur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827372185

Category: Behavior modification

Page: 659

View: 1937

Medical

Psychiatry: An evidence-based text

Author: Bassant Puri,Ian Treasaden

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340950056

Category: Medical

Page: 1323

View: 2793

Succinct, user-friendly, thoroughly referenced and prepared by leading experts in the field, this book is the only single textbook you will need to succeed in the Royal College of Psychiatrists' MRCPsych and other related higher examinations. Chapters follow the structure and syllabus of the examination ensuring that you receive the necessary essential information to pass and indeed succeed Approachable and succinct text with colour illustrations and key summary points further help to clarify complex concepts and provide you with useful revision tools The evidence-based approach used throughout is important to help you relate theory and research to clinical practice The book is carefully structured and sequenced to building upon the basic sciences underpinning psychiatry, through to an in-depth description of pharmacological and psychological treatments used.
Medical

The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine E-Book

Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques - Expert Consult

Author: James J. Yue,Richard Guyer,J. Patrick Johnson,Larry T. Khoo,Stephen H. Hochschuler

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700037

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 8506

The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine provides all the state-of-the-art coverage you need on both operative and non-operative treatments for different clinical pathologies of the aging spine. Dr James Yue and a team of talented, pioneering orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons cover hot topics like minimally invasive fusion, dynamic stabilization, state-of-the-art intraspinous and biologic devices, and more...in print and online. Search the full text and access a video library online at expertconsult.com. Master the very latest techniques and technologies through detailed step-by-step surgical instructions, tips, and pearls. Stay current on the state-of-the-art in intraspinous and biologic devices—such as Stent (Alphatec) and Optimesh Spineology; thoracic techniques—kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and spacers; and conservative treatment modalities—including injection therapies, acupuncture, and yoga. Make expert-guided decisions on techniques and device selection using the collective clinical experience of pioneering editors and contributors. Identify the advantages and disadvantages for the full range of available microsurgical and endoscopic techniques for management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pathology—minimally invasive fusion, reconstruction, decompression, and dynamic stabilization.
Philosophy

Ethical Issues in Psychology

Author: Philip Banyard,Cara Flanagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136588825

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 7237

How do we know right from wrong, good from bad, help from hindrance, and how can we judge the behaviour of others? Ethics are the rules and guidelines that we use to make such judgements. Often there are no clear answers, which make this subject both interesting and potentially frustrating. In this book, the authors offer readers the opportunity to develop and express their own opinions in relation to ethics in psychology. There are many psychological studies that appear to have been harmful or cruel to the people or animals that took part in them. For example, memory researchers carried out studies on a man who had no memory for over forty years, but because he had no memory he was never able to agree to the studies. Is this a reasonable thing to do to someone? Comparative psychologist Harry Harlow found that he could create severe and lasting distress in monkeys by keeping them in social isolation. Is this a reasonable thing to do even if we find out useful things about human distress? If you were able to use psychological techniques to break someone down so that they revealed information that was useful to your government, would you do it? If so, why? If not, why not? These ethical issues are not easy to resolve and the debates continue as we encounter new dilemmas. This book uses examples from psychological research to look at: key ethical issues ethical guidelines of psychologists socially sensitive research ethics in applied psychology the use of animals in research This book is essential reading for undergraduate and pre-undergraduate students of psychology and related subjects such as philosophy and social policy.
Psychology

Foundations of Biopsychology

Author: Andrew P. Wickens

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273686941

Category: Psychology

Page: 470

View: 6368

Foundations of Biopsychology is an excellent introduction to a fascinating field of study. This is the second edition of an already successful book, now thoroughly revised. It is up-to-date, comprehensive, and an ideal companion for any student undertaking biopsychology. It is particularly useful for students on semester-based courses. This is a lively, entertaining and truly interesting introduction to how the brain produces behaviour. The book does not assume any background knowledge in biology or psychology. Although academically rigorous, its subject matter is highly readable, easy to follow and thought-provoking. subject to help students gain a deeper understanding of the main themes in biopsychology. *exciting up-to-date research emphasising the ways in which the discipline is moving forward. *rewritten special interest boxes that help provide fascinating new insights into the brain in order to stimulate debate. These include boxes on how Einstein's brain was different; the effects of navigational experience on the shape of the brain; and how laughter affects the same areas of the brain as cocaine.There are also a variety of educational features to help guide students. These include: *bibliographies at the end of each chapter aimed specifically at students, not specialised readers, to encourage further reading. *lists of proven search terms to help students locate further relevant information on the Internet. Biopsychology and Neuroscience
Education

Announcements

Graduate Programs in the Divisions

Author: University of Chicago

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 2755

Religion

Sacred Pain

Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul

Author: Ariel Glucklich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198030409

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 3561

Why would anyone seek out the very experience the rest of us most wish to avoid? Why would religious worshipers flog or crucify themselves, sleep on spikes, hang suspended by their flesh, or walk for miles through scorching deserts with bare and bloodied feet? In this insightful new book, Ariel Glucklich argues that the experience of ritual pain, far from being a form of a madness or superstition, contains a hidden rationality and can bring about a profound transformation of the consciousness and identity of the spiritual seeker. Steering a course between purely cultural and purely biological explanations, Glucklich approaches sacred pain from the perspective of the practitioner to fully examine the psychological and spiritual effects of self-hurting. He discusses the scientific understanding of pain, drawing on research in fields such as neuropsychology and neurology. He also ranges over a broad spectrum of historical and cultural contexts, showing the many ways mystics, saints, pilgrims, mourners, shamans, Taoists, Muslims, Hindus, Native Americans, and indeed members of virtually every religion have used pain to achieve a greater identification with God. He examines how pain has served as a punishment for sin, a cure for disease, a weapon against the body and its desires, or a means by which the ego may be transcended and spiritual sickness healed. "When pain transgresses the limits," the Muslim mystic Mizra Asadullah Ghalib is quoted as saying, "it becomes medicine." Based on extensive research and written with both empathy and critical insight, Sacred Pain explores the uncharted inner terrain of self-hurting and reveals how meaningful suffering has been used to heal the human spirit.
Medical

Principles and Practice of Behavioral Assessment

Author: Stephen N. Haynes,William Hayes O'Brien

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306462214

Category: Medical

Page: 348

View: 8211

Background, characteristics, and history - Current status and applications - Functional psychological assessment and clinical judgment - Goals - Scholarly, hypothesis-testing, and time-series assessment strategies - Idiographic and nomothetic assessment - Specificity of variables - Assumptions about the nature of behavior problems - Basic concepts of causation - Concepts of causation in the behavioral assessment paradigm - Psychometric foundations of behavioral assessment - Principles and strategies of behavioral observation - Clinical case formulation.
Psychology

Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy

Author: Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101327

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 1249

Harness the Therapeutic Power of the Superhero! Application of the Star Wars Adoption Narrative Emotional Literacy and the Incredible Hulk Batman and Trauma What Would Superman Do--An Adlerian Approach? With an incisive historical foreword by John Shelton Lawrence and insight from contributors such as Michael Brody, Patty Scanlon, and Roger Kaufman, Lawrence Rubin takes us on a dynamic tour of the benefits of using these icons of popular culture and fantasy in counseling and play therapy. Not only can superheroes assist in clinical work with children, but Rubin demonstrates how they can facilitate growth and change with teen and adults. Early childhood memories of how we felt pretending to have the power to save the world or our families in the face of impending danger still resonate in our adult lives, making the use of superheroes attractive as well, to the creative counselor. In presenting case studies and wisdom gleaned from practicing therapists' experience, Lawrence Rubin shows how it is possible to uncover children's secret identities, assist treatment of adolescents with sexual behavior problems, and inspire the journey of individuation for gay and lesbian clients, all by paying attention to our intrinsic social need for superhero fantasy and play.
Medical

Behavioral Endocrinology

Author: Jill B. Becker

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262523219

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 4661

The second edition of a popular introduction to the field of behavioral endocrinology.
Reference

Psychology

A Student's Handbook

Author: Michael W. Eysenck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780863774751

Category: Reference

Page: 979

View: 2248

This text provides a detailed account of psychology. Most topics are dealt with in terms of theory, evidence, and evaluation. The book features key research studies, case studies, research activities, and personal reflections.
Brain

Neuropsychologie

Author: Bryan Kolb,Ian Q. Whishaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827400529

Category: Brain

Page: 574

View: 2217

Das erfolgreich im deutschsprachigen Raum eingef hrte Lehrbuch Neuropsychologie liegt nunmehr in aktualisierter und neu berarbeiteter Form vor. Diese vollst ndige bersetzung der reorganisierten englischen Auflage ist mit 750 Seiten im Umfang gegen ber der 1. Auflage stark erweitert.Integriert wurden die molekularen und zellul ren Grundlagen der Hirnfunktion, neurologisches und psychiatrisches Grundwissen sowie eine Einf hrung in die neuropsychologische Diagnostik. V llig neu f gten Kolb und Whishaw Kapitel ber Aufmerksamkeit und Bewu tsein sowie ber Sehst rungen ein.
Medical

Principles and Practice of Child Psychiatry

Author: Stella Chess,Mahin Hassibi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146132145X

Category: Medical

Page: 550

View: 3322

Stella Chess's many admirers throughout the world have long looked forward to the day when she would produce her own textbook of child psychiatry. They will not be disappointed in this thoughtful and per ceptive account of the principles and practices of the subject, written in collaboration with Dr. Hassibi. It has all the hallmarks we have come to recognize as distinctive of the Chess approach to child psychiatry-gentle yet subtle and penetrating, always appreciative of the feelings and concerns of both the children and their parents, well informed and critically aware of research findings but far from over awed by the contributions of science, and above all immensely practi cal. Anyone who wants to know how one of the world's outstanding clinicians appraises what child psychiatry has to offer could do no bet ter than to read this book. Child psychiatry differs from general psychiatry in being con cerned with a developing organism, and it is entirely appropriate that the book begins with an account of child development and of the prin cipal theories put forward to explain it. Chess and Hassibi recognize the importance of theory in organizing ideas and in suggesting expla nations, but they remain skeptical of how far existing theories do in fact account for the outstanding issues in development. They note the limitations of all theories in explaining how development takes place and why individual differences occur in the way they do.