Physiology of Behaviour, plus MyPsychLab with Pearson eText

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9781447936275: Physiology of Behaviour, plus MyPsychLab with Pearson eText
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This package includes a physical copy of Physiology of Behaviour by Neil R Carlson, as well as access to the eText and MyPsychLab.


The most current, comprehensive, and teachable text for behavioral neuroscience

Thoughtfully organized, Physiology of Behavior provides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Close collaboration between the author and a talented artist has resulted in beautiful, accurate, and pedagogically effective illustrations in every chapter.   


No other author compares to Carlson when it comes to thoroughly updating research. This revision incorporates the latest discoveries in behavioral neuroscience, and includes over 400 new references. Integrated for the first time with MyPsychLab, featuring an interactive Virtual Brain, chapter study plans, flashcards, and other resources, Carlson's 11th edition offers students an immersive and engaging experience. 


A better teaching and learning experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience— for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning - The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking — Section Summaries with Thought Questions help students test their understanding of the materials.
  • Engage Students — A close collaboration between the author and a talented artist has resulted in beautiful, accurate, and pedagogically effective illustrations in every chapter.  
  • Explore Research — In light of the rapidly evolving field of behavioral neuroscience, over 400 new references are included in this edition.
  • Support Instructors — With resources such as Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, highly visual PowerPoint Slides, and for the first time ever, the new MyPsychLab with ClassPrep, instructors have everything they need to teach behavioral neuroscience. All of these materials are available to be packaged with the text upon request.

MyLab and Mastering from Pearson improve results for students and educators. Used by over ten million students around the world, they engage learners effectively at every stage.


MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping individual students succeed in their studies. It provides engaging experiences that personalise their learning and cement their understanding of topics covered in the lecture theatre. And, it comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to providing the best content and learning tools that help students, instructors and departments to achieve their goals.


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For students

  • The Pearson eText lets students access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want – including downloading to iPad.
  • A personalised study plan arranges content around the key steps of learning, from remembering and understanding core concepts, to more complex tasks that encourage deeper analysis and greater critical thinking.
  • Multimedia resources, including videos and simulations tied to every chapter, encourage students to interact with what they’re learning and practice in a more enjoyable way.

For educators

  • Online assignments, tests, quizzes can be easily created and assigned to students.
  • An assignment calendar allows instructors to assign graded activities, with specific deadlines, and measure student progress.
  • Gradebook: Assignments are automatically graded and visible at a glance, helping instructors identify student challenges early–and find the best resources with which to help students.

Register now to benefit from these resources.


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Biographie de l'auteur:

I pursued my undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois. I had planned to study nuclear physics, but when I discovered in an introductory psychology course that psychology was really a science, I decided that was what I wanted to do. Before changing my major, I talked with several professors and visited their laboratories, and when I saw what physiological psychologists do, I knew that I had found my niche. I stayed on at Illinois and received my Ph.D. Then, after a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa, I came to the University of Massachusetts, where I’ve been ever since.

When I arrived at UMass I established a laboratory where I investigated the role of the limbic system in species-typical and learned behaviors, continuing work I had done at the University of Illinois. I received several Biomedical Research Support Grants and a research grant from NICHD. As I became more involved in textbook writing, I began to focus my attention more and more on this activity and on my teaching.

I took the opportunity afforded by my first sabbatical leave to write the first edition of Physiology of Behavior. I very much enjoyed the experience, and this endeavor taught me much more about behavioral neuroscience. I was gratified with the positive response of my students and of the colleagues who adopted the book. The pleasure provided by this response and by the enjoyment of keeping up with the literature and writing about it has kept me going for 11 editions. (I have no plans to stop writing.)

I retired from UMass in the fall of 2004 but continue to keep up with developments in the field of behavioral neuroscience and revise my book. The Psychology Department has kindly let me keep an office at the university, which makes it easier for me to continue interacting with my former colleagues.

My interests outside of writing include spending time with our family, traveling, fly fishing, skiing, and flying our small airplane."

--Neil Carlson

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