Biopsychology : Global Edition


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ISBN 9781292351933








For courses in Physiological Psychology and Biopsychology.

A student-focused approach to how the central nervous system governs behaviour

Biopsychology, 11th Edition presents a clear, engaging introduction to the discipline through a unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. Addressing students directly, authors John Pinel and Steven Barnes interweave the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, social issues, personal implications, useful metaphors, and memorable anecdotes. The 11th Edition incorporates two new emerging themes (“thinking about epigenetics” and “consciousness”) and includes up-to-date coverage of recent developments in the field.

About the author
John Pinel obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal and worked briefly at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before taking a faculty position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. Professor Pinel is an award-winning teacher and the author of more than 200 scientific papers. However, he feels that Biopsychology is his major career-related accomplishment: “It ties together everything I love about my job: students, teaching, writing, and research.” Steven Barnes obtained his Ph.D. from the University of British Columba. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow, first in the Department of Epileptology at the University of Bonn and then in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Teaching, and Associate Head of Undergraduate Affairs, in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Steven is well-regarded for his work related to online learning technologies (e.g., the Tapestry Project; see, student mental health and wellbeing, and bipolar disorder (BD). Steven co-directs the Collaborative Research Team to study psychosocial issues in BD (CREST. BD, see, a BD research and knowledge exchange network, which received the 2018 Canadian Institutes for Health Research Gold Leaf Prize for Patient Engagement, Canada’s most prestigious recognition for patient engagement in research across all health disciplines. Steven is the recipient of multiple institutional awards for his teaching, including the prestigious Killam Teaching Prize and the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the top national award given for teaching in any discipline in any postsecondary institution in Canada. When he isn’t teaching, writing, or doing research, he engages in the production of traditional pieces of visual art as well as interactive electronic artworks, some of which have been exhibited at prominent international venues. He sees his involvement in the creation of this new edition of Biopsychology as a complement to everything he loves to do: teaching, writing, visual and interactive art, and research.

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