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    Biological Psychology

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    Michael J. Hove, Fitchburg State University

    Steven A. Martinez, Temple University

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    Publisher: ROTEL

    Language: English

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    Table of Contents

    • Front Matter
    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Biological Psychology
    • Chapter 2: The Brain and Nervous System
    • Chapter 3: Neurons
    • Chapter 4: Research Methods in Biological Psychology
    • Chapter 5: Psychopharmacology
    • Chapter 6: Hormones and Behavior
    • Chapter 7: Development of the Brain and Nervous System
    • Chapter 8: Genetics and Epigenetics in Psychology
    • Chapter 9: Emotion and Affective Neuroscience
    • Chapter 10: Brain Damage, Neurodegeneration, and Neurological Diseases
    • Chapter 11: Biopsychology of Psychological Disorders
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    About the Book

    Biological psychology is the study of the biological bases of behavior and mental processes. It explores how biological factors like genes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and brain structures influence psychological components like thoughts, emotions, memories, and actions. This free and open textbook provides a wide ranging and up-to-date introduction to the main topics and methods of biological psychology.

    About the Contributors


    Michael J. Hove is an associate professor of psychology at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. He received a PhD in psychology at Cornell and held research positions at the Max Planck Institute and Harvard Medical School. In addition to Biological Psychology, he teaches Sensation and Perception, Cognitive Neuroscience, Stats and Research Methods, and psychology seminars on the Science of Meditation, Music and the Brain, and the Climate Crisis. His research interests include rhythm, music and movement, and altered states of consciousness. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, playing music and ice hockey, and hanging with his family. When his 4- and 6-year-old boys had a hard time sleeping, reading a few paragraphs from this book would put them right to sleep. Hopefully it’s not so sleep inducing for you.

    Steven Martinez is a graduate student in Psychology and Neuroscience at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his BS at Fitchburg State University and held research positions at Yale University, the University of California San Francisco, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. As a graduate student, Steven is studying how digital media habits influence decision-making and how rewarding and threatening properties of motivation impact memory. In his free time, he is most likely playing soccer or exploring Philly.

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