With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2nd Edition is. TEXTBOOK REVIEW. Discovering Biological Psychology. by Laura A. Freberg. Houghton Mifflin Company, pages. Reviewed by Gayle Brosnan-. I stress about writing tests, but rarely use the test banks that publishers provide. Most of the questions are simply unusable, because they’re poorly written, too.

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I believe this text would also be appropriate for an introductory-level course, at a level, for instance, at an institution where there are two levels of psjchology psychology courses taught.

It does not go into detail about the history of the field as do some other texts, but within each chapter the history of that particular topic is included where appropriate. Such illustrations and examples make the material meaningful to students and emphasize understanding over memorization, a learning strategy that most instructors favor.

We can notify you when this item is freber in stock. Others have put language in a chapter by itself and many do not even dlscovering intelligence.

Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions Laura has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times, and for her work with students with disabilities. I use the Freberg text in my level physiological psychology class, the only such class offered at Slippery Rock University. Chapter 11 covers sleep and waking and chapter 12 covers learning and memory.

I did skip over some of the material in order to make it through the first semester I used the book, but I expect that with proper planning one could cover all the chapters in a discofering. Freberg comments that she was creative with the standard table of contents to reflect the current state of biological psychology.

Discovering Biological Psychology

Looking for beautiful books? The book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior.

Selected pages Page ix. Including historical information within the topic where it applies may make it more salient to the student. Contents Introducing Biological Psychology. She respectfully disagrees and believes that an expert should be able to present the material to a novice without sacrificing rigor or accuracy. One example is the inclusion of a section on thirst and sports drinks in the chapter on motivation.


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She has done exactly that; the results I received the first semester I used the textbook indicate that the students found it so.

Written by an author with nearly 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League, this text presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning and less-prepared students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. Chapter 14 covers emotion, aggression, reward and stress, another creative linking of topics that seems to work pyschology.

The djscovering, graphs, and artwork in the text are excellent. Interim summaries are included throughout each chapter where appropriate to help students organize the material. The next two chapters are the usual vision, non visual sensation and perception.

The book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain. As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students psychooogy and engaged.

Discovering Biological Psychology

Author information Frebdrg and License information Disclaimer. Book ratings by Goodreads. There are learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter and a chapter outline on one of the first two pages of each chapter.

The genetics of behavior and the development of the human brain in such adaptive ways create a coherent presentation. Support Center Support Center. There is enough information given to be challenging in each of these chapters, and it is presented in a clear discoverlng understandable manner. The book provides a foundational understanding of the The Second Edition is supported by a comprehensive and contemporary media package that includes animations, videos, lectures and an discvoering gallery on Microsoft R PowerPoint R slides, student response system content, and a time-saving online homework and course management system.


J Undergrad Neurosci Educ. A good, fair test bank is very important because nothing is more frustrating to a student than ambiguous or tricky questions on an exam.

Rather than just tell students that action potentials propagate down the axon, she tells them why. However I suspect we biologkcal have to continue to make the distinction for some time between illnesses that have clearly organic origins and those that are less clearly physiological. The explanation of the action potential is particularly understandable, something that I feel is extremely important for this foundational information. Emotion Reward Aggression and Stress. The test bank biilogical also on this CD.

A study guide and comprehensive student web site are also available for students. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

The first chapter of the Freberg text introduces biological psychology and briefly covers various research methods and research ethics. They seemed to grasp the concepts in the chapter on the cells of the nervous system more easily after having an overview of the anatomy. Dixcovering was pleased with the fact that this text is much more up to date on the research on hunger than many I have read. Many of these real life examples are included in the illustrations in the text.

Each chapter also ends with thought questions, recommended reading, key terms, and recommended web sites. Sexual behavior has a chapter to itself and it includes topics I have not seen in other biopsychology texts, including attraction and parental behavior.

This is an example of one of the ways Freberg has been creative with her table of contents to reflect the state of the discipline. I think that for the most part the questions on the test bank are very clear. The Regulation of Temperature, Thirst, and Hunger.

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