Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences

Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences

Online ISBN: 9780470478509

DOI: 10.1002/9780470478509

About this Book

Gain New Insight and Practical Knowledge on How the Brain Affects Every Aspect of Human Behavior, Development, Learning, and Psychological Disorders

Comprehensive, accessible, and designed to make neuroscience understandable to all behavioral health professionals, academics, and students—Berntson and Cacioppo’s Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences provides thorough coverage of the major questions facing behavioral scientists as they develop new techniques to study human behavior and develop new approaches to the understanding and treatment of psychological disorders and healthy aging and human development.

Both cutting-edge and straightforward, leading researchers and academics from around the world use the new brain research as a foundation and window into how we develop as human beings—and how the brain can affect —both favorably and unfavorably— that growth.  Readers will learn, in understandable language, how this rapidly expanding field relates to their study or practice in the behavioral sciences—be it as a student, clinician, researcher, or academic.

Chapters are arranged around major psychological themes that are both theoretical and applied:

·        Sensation and Perception

·        Attention and Cognition

·        Learning and Memory

·        Motivation and Emotion

·        Social Processes

·        Psychological Disorders

·        Health and Aging


Topics include—

·        Integrative neuroscience

·        Developmental processes

·        Biological rhythms

·        Neuropharmacology

·        Neuroanatomy

·        Mental imagery

·        Sleep and waking across the lifespan

·        Pain mechanisms and measurement

·        Language processes

·        Defense and aggression

·        Autism

·        ADHD

·        Schizophrenia