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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One example is the inclusion of a section on thirst and sports drinks in the chapter on motivation.
Contents Introducing Biological Psychology. 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.
Such illustrations and examples make the material meaningful to students and emphasize understanding over memorization, a learning strategy that most instructors favor. Interim summaries are included throughout each chapter where appropriate to help students organize the material.
The Second Edition is supported by a comprehensive and contemporary media package that includes animations, videos, lectures and an image gallery on Microsoft R PowerPoint R slides, student response system content, and psychologg time-saving online homework and course management system.
Freberg’s teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of Reviewers have praised the text’s clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program.
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.
Reviewed by Gayle Brosnan-Watters. J Undergrad Neurosci Educ. Chapter 13 covers lateralization, language, and intelligence, freberf topics that I think fit together wonderfully well.
Discovering Biological Psychology By Laura A. Freberg
Lateralization, Language, and Intelligence. There are many excellent textbooks for biological psychology. The explanation of the action potential is particularly understandable, something that I feel is extremely important for this foundational information.
She has done exactly that; the results I received the first semester I used the textbook indicate that the students found it so. Freberg comments that she was creative with the standard table of contents to reflect the current state of biological psychology.
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.
In chapter five Freberg fits together the topics of genetics, evolution, and the development of the human brain. Chapter 15 covers neurological disorders, with sections on assessment of brain lsychology, recovery from brain damage, and frebedg on various therapies for brain injury.
Discovering Biological Psychology
Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain. Chapter 16 covers psychological disorders.
Over the years I have examined many of the available biological and physiological psychology texts. Each chapter also ends with thought questions, recommended reading, key terms, and recommended web sites. Chapter four covers pharmacology and does a very good job of explaining both drug actions at the synapse and the basic principles of drug effects. Discovering Biological Psychology is comprehensive in that it covers everything that one would wish to cover, without adding a level of detail more appropriate to an upper-level course, and at what I feel is an appropriate depth for institutions that offer a single biological psychology course.
I found many exciting texts that were unfortunately written beyond the abilities of many of my students. Her goal is understanding, not rote memorization.
Reviewers have praised the text’s clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. The Anatomy and Evolution of the Nervous System. Cells of the Nervous System.
Lateralization Language and Intelligence. A study guide and comprehensive student web site are also available for students. A good, fair test bank is very important because nothing is more frustrating to a student than ambiguous or tricky questions on an exam.
Discovering Biological Psychology : Laura Freberg :
Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions Sixteen chapters seem about right for a one-semester course for psychology majors. The chapter on sexual development includes a wonderful set of photos illustrating 5-alpha reductase deficiency males before and after puberty. The pedagogical aspects of the book include vocabulary words in bold in the text biologicall definitions in the margins.
As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students excited and engaged.
The Best Books of In the interest of full disclosure, I contributed application questions disckvering the test bank. Chapter nine addresses motivation, and includes temperature, thirst, and hunger.