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Physiology of Behavior

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  276 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
This edition introduces increased coverage of evolution and the human brain. Carlson's Seventh Edition of Physiology of Behavior continues its tradition as the most comprehensive, current, and teachable book for physiological psychology. This classic incorporates the latest discoveries in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology and offers t ...more
Hardcover, Ninth Edition, 734 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Allyn & Bacon (first published January 1st 1981)
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Después de acabar la carrera y "perder" el libro en una mudanza, volví a comprarlo (esta edición, que era la que había en ese momento). Además de ser un manual básico de Psicología, está explicado de una manera muy amena (aunque a veces con vocabulario un tanto especializado).

Si volviera a perderlo, volvería a comprarlo. Vale la pena. Ahora lo recuerdo con más cariño que antes, porque cargar con este tocho en la mochila para ir a clase, era un suplicio :P
Aug 09, 2008 Charles rated it it was amazing
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I've used this book as the text in teaching my physiological psychology class ever since I started back in 1986. This is the latest edition. One of the clearest and most complete textbooks out there. Excellent work.
Apr 09, 2013 Sandra rated it really liked it
This is a fabulous overview text. It is well laid out, has good illustrations and case studies.
FINALLY. bleedin textbooks, why you take so long to read, huh?
A wonderful text! Very informative, well-written, and well organized.
Paul Easton
May 17, 2015 Paul Easton rated it really liked it
If you want to learn about physiological psychology this seems like the place to start. It is long and dense but readable and well organized, and seeded with interesting anecdotal topics. It didn't say enough about anatomy for my purposes but anatomy is difficult and boring so I'm sure it will be enough for most people.
Aug 02, 2014 Diazina rated it really liked it
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This has been my favourite textbook of all time, and the first I read cover-to-cover. Well laid-out, comprehensive, and engagingly written to the point of boasting a few laugh-out-loud moments. Excellent introduction to the interface between Physiology, Neurology, and Psychology.
Ginger Shultz
May 07, 2008 Ginger Shultz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: psychology and medical students
This book is a good overview of physiological cornerstones and aspects of psychological functions and conditions as well as human anatomy and physiology. It was a little heavy sometimes and hard to digest as far as being able to understand the text and concepts the first time through. it was good to have the supplementary work text.
Nariyah Moonshadow
Dec 15, 2010 Nariyah Moonshadow rated it it was amazing
M'he llegit la vuitena edició i m'ha encantat. Presenta una visió amplia del funcionament del Sistema Nerviós explicacions molt senzilles i fàcils d'entendre. Si us interessa endinsar-vos en el coneixement del funcionament del cervell aquest és el vostre manual.
May 04, 2014 Leigh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Had to read this for my Psycho-pharmacology class, so I can't really say I liked it. However, it was very informative. It went into a lot of detail about neurotransmitters & specific disorders. I'll probably keep it around for quick reference.
Very informative text, invaluable to students studying any aspect of Biological Psychology. Probably a bit too indepth for those starting out - but presevere and reap the satisfaction of reading one of the better books for this branch of Psychology.
Feb 23, 2013 Krystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazingly fascinating! Loved this textbook and learned so much. Although some of it was incredibly scientific that made it hard to comprehend it had wonderful portions that made everything understandable. Loved this textbook.
Feb 24, 2012 Jenna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found this text extremely elementary. Probably useful if you're just beginning to explore neuroscience and behaviour, however it will not take you very far. It does explain topics very clearly with good diagrams.
Jun 10, 2007 Natasha is currently reading it
I'm reading this strictly for class, however, the mind is fascinating, you know? If you happen to pick up this book for some reason, do the blind spot exercise on Pg. 173. Amazing!
Pablo Costa wegsman
Apr 23, 2013 Pablo Costa wegsman rated it it was amazing
Brillante análisis de la empatía como medio para un sociedad más justa (¿Más humana?)...
Apr 19, 2010 Holly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
reading a different edition though.
Aneta Jackowska-Musiol
great textbook
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