Biological Psychology (12th Edition) by James W. Kalat

By James W. Kalat

Dr. James W. Kalat's organic PSYCHOLOGY is well-known for stable cause: a really excessive point of scholarship, a transparent writing kind with a laugh anecdotes, and exact examples. Kalat's ambitions are to make organic psychology obtainable and to show the thrill of the hunt for organic causes of habit, and he supplies. up to date with new subject matters, examples, and up to date study findings, the recent version maintains this book's culture of caliber.

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C. It carries output from a structure. d. It brings information into a structure. 3. Of these species, which probably has the longest axons? a. Humans b. Chimpanzees c. Cheetahs d. Giraffes 4. Which of the following is NOT one of the four major structures that compose a neuron? a. Dendrites d. Axon e. Presynaptic terminal b. Glia c. Soma 5. Which of the following is something that glia do NOT do? a. Synchronize activity of a group of axons b. Remove waste material c. Dilate blood vessels to increase blood flow to the most active brain areas d.

One human differs from another, but nonhumans are nearly the same as one another. c. Interference with animal research should be held to a minimum. d. Animal research is permissible but should be held to a minimum. ANswers: 1c, 2b, 3c, 4d. 4. What does a “minimalist” favor with regard to animal research? a. All research should have a minimum of at least 10 animals per group. b. A minimum of three people should review each research proposal. suggestions for Further reading de Waal, F. (2005). Our inner ape.

Two profound, difficult questions are why the universe exists, and why consciousness exists. Regardless of whether these questions are answerable, they motivate research on related topics. 4 2. Three key points are important to remember: Perception occurs in the brain, not in the skin or in the world. As far as we can tell, brain activity is inseparable from mental activity. It is important to be cautious about what is or is not an explanation of behavior. 6 3. Biological psychologists address four types of questions about any behavior.

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