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5th Edition

Human Behavior and Physiological Response

ISBN 9780805849516
Published September 19, 2006 by Psychology Press
578 Pages

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Book Description

As new technology fuels the rapid growth of research in psychophysiology, it is essential that those new to the field receive a comprehensive introduction. Psychophysiology: Human Behavior and Physiological Response provides students with elementary information regarding the anatomy and physiology of various body systems, recording techniques, integrative reviews of literature, and concepts in the field. Highly accessible, this book fills a gap between edited handbooks that are often difficult for beginners, and journal articles that may also be a challenge to digest.
In this new edition, John L. Andreassi incorporates:
*a glossary of terms at the end of each chapter to help students learn definitions of novel terms introduced throughout the book;
*a new chapter focusing on the proliferation of neuroimaging studies, including positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); and
*content changes in all chapters to cover new areas of research, as well as to update findings in traditional topics of interest.
Upper level undergraduate and beginning graduate students in psychophysiology, biological psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and physiological psychology will benefit immensely from this important text, just as professionals new to psychophysiology will find this book exceptionally useful in their work.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Introduction to Psychophysiology. Concepts in Psychophysiology. The Nervous System and Measurement of Its Activity. The EEG and Behavior I: Motor and Mental Activities. The EEG and Behavior II: Sensation, Attention, Perception, Conditioning, and Sleep. Event-Related Brain Potentials and Behavior I: Measurement, Motor Activity, Hemispheric Asymmetries, and Sleep. Event-Related Potentials and Behavior II: Mental, Sensory, Attentional, and Perceptual Activities. Event-Related Slow Brain Potentials and Behavior. Neuroimaging, Neuromagnetism, and Behavior. Muscle Activity and Behavior. Electrodermal Activity (EDA) and Behavior. Pupillary Response and Behavior. Eye Movements, Eye Blinks, and Behavior. Heart Activity and Behavior I: Developmental Factors, Motor and Mental Activities, Perception, Attention, and Orienting Responses. Heart Activity and Behavior II: Stress, Emotions, Motivation, Personality, Social Factors, Brain Interactions, and Conditioning. Blood Pressure, Blood Volume, and Behavior. Applied Psychophysiology I: Detection of Deception, Vigilance, Job Design, and Workload. Applied Psychophysiology II: Auditory and Visual System Tests, Nervous System Disorders, Clinical Neurology, and Behavior Disorders. Applied Psychophysiology III: Biofeedback and Psychoneuroimmunology. Environmental Psychophysiology. Appendix: Laboratory Safety.

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"Overall, I found this book enjoyable to read. There was a good logical progression from one topic to the next. It is very comprehensive, extensively documenting positive, negative or controversial findings by many measures of mental processes ranging from attention, concentration, memory, perception, sensation, intelligence, affect, language, and cognition to sleep."
—The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences