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Progress in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology

Progress in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology Lowest new price: $70.00
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Author: Alan N. Epstein


The Fifteen Minute Hour: Practical Therapeutic Intervention in Primary Care

The Fifteen Minute Hour: Practical Therapeutic Intervention in Primary Care Lowest new price: $55.68
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Author: Marian Stuart

A practical, realistic 'how to" manual for effectively incorporating psycho-behavioral interventions into the brief office visit. A contemporary classic, this text combines the best in medicine and psychology to help practitioners treat the emotional components of ordinary medical disorders. The BATHE (Background, Affect, Trouble, Handling, and Empathy) technique, a screen for treatable psychiatric conditions as well as a therapeutic modality, fits easily into a regular patient visit. Case scenarios demonstrate how to use simple questions to elicit information while empowering the patient. Subjects covered include managing stress, handling difficult patients, increasing compliance and promoting both physical and mental health. Amply referenced and evidence based, this new edition provides coverage on the use of narrative therapy, cognitive restructuring, talking with adolescents, collaborative treatment, PTSD, and managing anxiety and depression by combining therapeutic talk with psychotropic medications.

  • A standard in the field for training primary care practitioners in the principles of biopsychosocial medicine.
  • Practical information is offered for the application of therapeutic interventions.
  • An easy-to-use approach is designed to fit into a standard, fifteen minute office visit.
  • The highly-respected authors bring with them over 60 years of combined experience.
  • Listed on the "best sellers list" of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine since its introduction in 1986.
  • All chapters have been updated with new references and new case material.
  • A brand-new chapter on the use of psychotropic medication includes material on herbal products.
  • Important material has been added on treating anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • New charts specify doses and side effects for a range of antidepressants.
  • New material has been added on the use of narrative therapy, a variety of stress management techniques, cognitive restructuring, talking with adolescents, collaborative treatment, empowering patients, focusing on lifestyle changes, and maximizing the potential for achievement.

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The Woman That Never Evolved: With a New Preface and Bibliographical Updates, Revised Edition

The Woman That Never Evolved: With a New Preface and Bibliographical Updates, Revised Edition Lowest new price: $17.68
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Author: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
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What does it mean to be female? Sarah Blaffer Hrdy--a sociobiologist and a feminist--believes that evolutionary biology can provide some surprising answers. Surprising to those feminists who mistakenly think that biology can only work against women. And surprising to those biologists who incorrectly believe that natural selection operates only on males.

In The Woman That Never Evolved we are introduced to our nearest female relatives competitive, independent, sexually assertive primates who have every bit as much at stake in the evolutionary game as their male counterparts do. These females compete among themselves for rank and resources, but will bond together for mutual defense. They risk their lives to protect their young, yet consort with the very male who murdered their offspring when successful reproduction depends upon it. They tolerate other breeding females if food is plentiful, but chase them away when monogamy is the optimal strategy. When "promiscuity" is an advantage, female primates--like their human cousins--exhibit a sexual appetite that ensures a range of breeding partners. From case after case we are led to the conclusion that the sexually passive, noncompetitive, all-nurturing woman of prevailing myth never could have evolved within the primate order.

Yet males are almost universally dominant over females in primate species, and Homo sapiens is no exception. As we see from this book, women are in some ways the most oppressed of all female primates. Sarah Blaffer Hrdy is convinced that to redress sexual inequality in human societies, we must first understand its evolutionary origins. We cannot travel back in time to meet our own remote ancestors, but we can study those surrogates we have--the other living primates. If women --and not biology--are to control their own destiny, they must understand the past and, as this book shows us, the biological legacy they have inherited.

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Uniting Psychology and Biology: Integrative Perspectives on Human Development

Uniting Psychology and Biology: Integrative Perspectives on Human Development Lowest new price: $81.94
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This volume of essays in honour of Daniel G. Freedman provides an overview of "holistic" studies of human behaviour. Freedman's pioneering ethological analyses encouraged naturalistic studies of evolved bases of behaviour. His comparative view of behaviour helped prepare the way for much of the current cross-cultural research. The scholars in the volume acknowledge Freedman's influence on work in areas such as human behavioural genetics, developmental psycho-biology, cross-cultural observational research, and evolutionary psychology. Uniting the chapters is the conviction that psychology benefits from the infusion of biological concepts and methods.

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Psychobiological Foundations of Psychiatric Care, 1e

Psychobiological Foundations of Psychiatric Care, 1e Lowest new price: $8.99
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Author: Norman L. Keltner EdD RN CRNP
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As scientific knowledge about the biological influences of mental disorders increases, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders are changing to reflect this new understanding. PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHIATRIC CARE presents the essential information for psychiatric nurses to understand the biological bases underlying human behavior and mental illness. The book is divided into two parts. Part I details neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with many full-color drawings, photographs, and brain scan images. Part II discusses the psychobiology of the major mental disorders together with the behavioral manifestations and clinical implications of each disorder. TOC:

Written by a distinguished team of four leaders in neuropathology, neurobiology and neuropsychiatry research and practice to ensure definitive, authoritative, and current information. Describes macroanatomy and microanatomy of the brain to provide a basis for further discussion of the biological aspects of specific mental disorders. Discusses brain imaging techniques, supported by numerous brain scan images, to provide a fundamental understanding of the techniques used to study psychobiological disorders. Addresses the clinical manifestations of the biological aspects of the major mental disorders to promote understanding of the biological bases for the disorders and develop appropriate biological interventions. Offers a consistent presentation of theoretical and clinical information on the major mental disorders to facilitate understanding of the material. Includes the ANA Psychopharmacology Guidelines for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses to provide a resource for understanding the relationship between psychobiology and psychopharmacological interventions. Provides a glossary of neuroanatomy and neurobiologic terms to define and explain the fundamental concepts related to psychobiology. Features over 100 full-color brain scans, photographs, and drawings to graphically illustrate brain anatomy and function. Presents a visually-stimulating full-color design throughout that makes the text more inviting and information more accessible.

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Developmental Psychobiology: An Interdisciplinary Science

Developmental Psychobiology: An Interdisciplinary Science Lowest new price: $10.21
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Author: George F. Michel

This text is the first to provide a coherent theoretical treatment of the flourishing new field of developmental psychobiology which has arisen in recent years on the crest of exciting advances in evolutionary biology, developmental neuroscience, and dynamic systems theory.

Michel and Moore, two of the field's key pioneers and researchers, integrate primary source information from research in both biological and psychological disciplines in a clear account of the frontier of biopsychological investigation and theorizing.

Explicitly conceptual and historical, the first three chapters set the stage for a clear understanding of the field and its research, with particular attention to the nature-nurture question. The next three chapters each provide information about a basic subfield in biology (genetics, evolution, embryology) that is particularly relevant for developmental studies of behavior. These are followed by extended treatments of three spheres of inquiry (behavioral embryology, cognitive neuroscience, animal behavior) in terms of how a successful interdisciplinary approach to behavioral development might look. A final chapter comments on some of the unique aspects of development study.

From this detailed and clearly organized text, students will achieve a firm grasp of some of science's most fertile questions about the relation between evolution and development, the relation between brain and cognitive development, the value of a natural history approach to animal behavior -- and what it teaches us about humans -- and much more. Each chapter contains material that questions the conventional wisdom held in many subdisciplines of biology and psychology. Throughout, the text challenges students to think creatively as it thoroughly grounds them in the field's approach to such topics as behavioral-genetic analysis, the concept of innateness, molecular genetics and development, neuroembryology, behavioral embryology, maturation, cognition, and ethology.

A Bradford Book

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Biological Psychology (with CD-ROM)

Biological Psychology (with CD-ROM) Lowest new price: $23.00
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Author: James W. Kalat

Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the best selling text in the market because of its extremely high level of scholarship, clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples integrated throughout the text. Throughout all nine editions, the goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. The goal has also been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior. Kalat argues that biological psychology is "the most interesting topic in the world," and this text convinces many students. Try-it-yourself activities in the book and on-line help illustrate phenomena and procedures described in the text. Accuracy, currency and a clear presentation style have always been the trademark signature of this text and this Ninth Edition has taken these qualities to the next level. An extremely skilled teacher, Dr. Kalat has written a text that not only speaks to today's students but to their professors as well. Accuracy, currency and a clear presentation style have always been the trademark signature of this text and this Ninth Edition has taken these qualities to the next level.

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Hormones and Behaviour: A Psychological Approach

Hormones and Behaviour: A Psychological Approach Lowest new price: $9.94
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Author: Dr Nick Neave
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Recent advances in non-invasive sampling techniques have led to an increase in the study of hormones and behaviour. Behaviour is complex but can be explained to a large degree by interactions between various psychological and physiological components, such as the interplay between hormonal and psychological systems. This new textbook from Nick Neave offers a detailed introduction to the fascinating science of behavioural endocrinology from a psychological perspective, examining the relationships between hormones and behaviour in both humans and animals. Neave explains the endocrine system and the ways in which hormones can influence brain structure and function, and presents a series of examples to demonstrate how hormones can influence specific behaviours, including sexual determination and differentiation, neurological differentiation, parental behaviours, aggressive behaviours and cognition. This introductory textbook will appeal to second and third year social science undergraduate students in psychology and biomedicine.

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Study Guide for Bob Garrett’s Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology, Second Edition: Prepared by Sheila Steiner

Study Guide for Bob Garrett’s Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology, Second Edition: Prepared by Sheila Steiner Lowest new price: $56.01
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Author: Bob Garrett
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The Study Guide for Bob Garrett′s Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology, 2nd Edition enhances student learning by offering the additional review and practice necessary to succeed in a biopsychology class. Each chapter in this affordable, robust student study guide corresponds to the appropriate chapter in Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology, Second Edition and contains the following:

  • Chapter outlines 
  • Learning objectives 
  • Summary and guided reviews (incorporating key terms and concepts) 
  • Short-answer and essay questions 
  • Chapter posttest

In addition, visit www.sagepub.com/garrettbb2studyfor additional useful student resources.

Every student using the Second Edition of Brain & Behavior will benefit from this study guide chock-full of invaluable learning aids.

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Design for a Life: How Behavior and Personality Develop

Design for a Life: How Behavior and Personality Develop Lowest new price: $64.71
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Author: Patrick Bateson
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How is it possible for each of 6 billion human beings to be unique? How does each of us grow up to be the person we are? How do behavior and personality develop? In this wonderfully readable book, two distinguished scientists explain how biology and psychology join to shape the behavior of individual human beings. They counter the mistaken notion that science has discovered individual genes that determine certain personality traits; instead, they explain what role genes actually play in the formation of personality. The authors show how change is a vital component of human behavior, restoring the concept of free will to its central place in human psychology. In tracing human development from a fertilized egg to an adult, they explain the important roles that nature and nurture play. "Design for a Life" is an eloquent, lucid description of behavioral development, the science that explains how personality emerges. In place of the conventional opposition of nature (genes) and nurture (environment), Bateson and Martin offer a fresh synthesis. "Design for a Life" brings biology and psychology together by using the metaphor of cooking to show how both the raw ingredients and the cooking process must be successfully combined to produce a meal. Written in a clear and enjoyable style, "Design for a Life" helps us to understand the science behind some of today's controversies in fields as diverse as parenting, education, sexuality, social policy, and medicine. The authors brilliantly blend scientific examples and literary anecdotes to illustrate the concepts they describe. Anyone interested in behavioral development and the emergence of personality will find this bookindispensable, both entertaining and profound.

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