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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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Temperature Regulation Thirst and Hunger. Many of these real life examples are included in the illustrations in the text. A study guide and comprehensive student web site are also available for students.

There are many excellent textbooks for biological psychology. Reviewers have praised the text’s clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. Please review our privacy policy. The illustrations, graphs, and artwork in the text are excellent.

Discovering Biological Psychology

She enjoys using technology and social media in the classroom, and is a Google Glass Explorer. They are not only helpful in clarifying the material being presented, but in addition, they make the information meaningful.

I use the Freberg text in my level physiological psychology class, the only such class offered at Slippery Rock University. Chapter 13 covers lateralization, language, and intelligence, three topics that I think fit together wonderfully well.

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 biopogical, 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 Anatomy and Evolution of the Nervous System.

Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions Sexual behavior has a chapter to itself and it includes topics I have not seen in other biopsychology texts, including attraction and parental behavior. 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 explanation of the action potential is particularly understandable, something that I feel is extremely important for this creberg information. 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.

I did skip over some of the material in order to make it through the first semester I used the book, but I expect biolovical with proper planning one could cover all the chapters in a semester. Instructors who teach in extremely selective institutions, where most students have very high SAT scores and strong psychopogy abilities, may not have felt a need for such a text.

Freberg comments that she was creative with the standard table of contents dkscovering reflect the current state of biological psychology.

Discovering Biological Psychology

She has done exactly that; the results I received the first semester I used the textbook indicate that the students found it so. Chapter 11 covers sleep and waking and chapter 12 covers learning and memory.

She is a member of the editorial board for Leadership Quarterly.

Examples of this are given below. Freberg’s teaching career began when she taught her first college course at Pasadena City College at the age of By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

These are followed by an excellent chapter on movement. Genetics and the Development of the Human Brain. 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.

Cengage LearningFeb 9, – Psychology – pages. 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 a time-saving online homework and course management system.


National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Reviewed by Gayle Brosnan-Watters. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of For instance, in the chapter on motivation, which includes hunger, thirst, freerg body temperature, there is a photo of Korey Stringer, the Minnesota Vikings football player whose life was taken by heat stroke, and an accompanying bioolgical explaining what happened.

However, faculty at institutions, where some biologica our students are less well prepared, will likely share my need. To better understand the needs of the online education community, she also teaches a variety of psychology courses for Argosy University Online. We can notify you when this item is back in stock.

The pedagogical aspects of the book include vocabulary words in bold in the text with definitions in the margins. Nonvisual Sensation and Perception. 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 courses taught. 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.

I especially appreciate these because they allow me to teach from the PowerPoint without having to make separate lecture notes. The first, pxychology mentioned, is the accessibility of the material.