Physiological Psychology for Psych Students
Physiological Psychology for Psych Students

Physiological Psychology for Psych Students

Lead Author(s): Dr. Ilyse O'Desky, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Chief of Psychology at Saint Barnabas Medical Centre, Associate Professor of Psychology at Kane University

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This is a basic textbook for an undergraduate course in physiological psychology. It discusses the basic physiological processes involved in human behavior. Fundamentals of neuronal and synaptic activity in the nervous system and endocrine system, and their impact on behavior are presented. Also included are chapters detailing perceptual systems, homeostatic mechanisms and biological rhythms related to sleep and sleep disorders. Finally, the book ends with a chapter discussing the brain's role in our experience of emotions and the role emotion plays in our physical health and our ability to cope with stress.