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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We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Chapter 14 covers emotion, aggression, reward and stress, another creative linking of topics that seems to work well.

Chapter 13 covers lateralization, language, and intelligence, three topics that I think fit together wonderfully well. She has done exactly that; the results I received the first semester I used the textbook indicate that the students found it so.

The first, as mentioned, is the accessibility of the material. Looking for beautiful books? She enjoys using technology and social media in the classroom, psychollogy is a Google Glass Explorer. Chapter 16 covers psychological disorders. Product details Frebedg Hardback pages Dimensions Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain.

There is enough information given to be challenging in each of these chapters, and it is presented in a clear and understandable manner. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.

I found that when I read this chapter it gave me a better understanding than I previously had of some of the latest research.

Discovering Biological Psychology

Fiscovering is an example of one of the ways Freberg has been creative with her table of contents to reflect the state of the discipline. Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain.

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. The genetics of behavior and the development of the human brain in such adaptive ways create a coherent presentation.


Discovering Biological Psychology

Instructors who teach in extremely selective institutions, where most students have very high SAT scores and strong verbal abilities, may not have felt a need for such a text. J Undergrad Neurosci Educ. Nonvisual Sensation and Perception. Emotion, Reward, Aggression, Stress.

Lateralization, Language, and Intelligence. Emotion Reward Aggression discocering Stress. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Cells of the Nervous System. There are learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter and psycyology chapter outline on one of the first two pages of each chapter. Chapter 11 covers sleep and waking and chapter 12 covers learning and memory. 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.

Freberg comments that she was creative with the standard table of contents to reflect the current state of biological psychology. Each chapter also ends with thought questions, recommended reading, key terms, and recommended web sites.

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. Laura’s teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of Interim summaries are included throughout each chapter where appropriate to help students organize the material.

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 biological psychology creberg taught. This CD also includes sample lecture outlines, ideas for classroom demonstrations and handouts, and ideas about outside resources one could use in the classroom. We’re featuring millions discovernig their reader ratings on our eiscovering pages to help you find your new favourite book.


Further, although the text does make the material accessible to students, it is presented in a scholarly manner. Chapter two covers the anatomy of the nervous system, and chapter three introduces the cells of the nervous system and includes the action potential and synapses.

Freberg’s teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of Cells of the Nervous System. I was pleased with the fact that this text is much more up to date on the research on hunger than many I have read.

They are not only helpful in clarifying the material being presented, but in addition, they make the information meaningful.

Others have put language in a chapter by itself and many do not even cover intelligence. That said, the chapter is as up to date as a text book can be on the most recent work on many of the most important illnesses, including schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, autism, ADHD, and antisocial personality disorder.

In chapter five Freberg fits together the topics of genetics, evolution, and the development of the human brain. I especially appreciate these because they allow me to teach from the PowerPoint without having to make separate lecture notes. She has received Faculty Member of the Year recognition from Cal Poly Disabilities Resource Center three times, and for her work with students with disabilities. Media content referenced within the product description bbiological the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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