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     For the instructor, the readability and student appeal of this text is balanced by accuracy, completeness of coverage, and currency. Because presenting the most current research and thought is critically important in this field, a very real advantage of a Second Edition is the ability to integrate new findings within a contemporary framework, instead of trying to add new findings to a table of contents constructed as many as twenty-five years ago. Completeness of coverage is balanced by the recognition that one can cover only so much  information in one quarter or semester. Still, faculty will find all of the traditional topics of a  biological psychology course, along with a few surprises. For example:

     ■ Chapter 1  features extensive coverage of research methods and technologies in biological  psychology including the use of stem cells, accompanied by a careful consideration of research ethics.

     Chapter 2   covers the anatomy of the nervous system and its evolution.

     Chapter 5   offers optional coverage of genetics and heritability not found in many comparable texts.

     Chapter 8   Movement offers current research on mirror neurons receives considerable attention, and relevance and student interest are enhanced by the inclusion of discussions of performance enhancing drugs and gene doping.

     Chapter 10   includes a discussion of attraction and romantic love within the context of sexual  behavior. This chapter also offers very current coverage of biological influences on parenting and sexual orientation.

     Chapter 15   tells the story of how research unraveled the mystery of neurological conditions  caused by TSEs, such as mad-cow disease and is unique in its discussion of neurological  assessment and rehabilitation.

     ■ Chapter 16   covers a full range of psychological disorders including schizophrenia, mood disorders,  ADHD, anxiety disorders, antisocial personality disorder, and autism.

   Instructor Ancillaries

     To further serve the needs of faculty, I have paid close attention to the production of useful ancillaries. As tempting as it was to farm these out in the interests of time and sanity, I have been personally  involved with the production of animations, PowerPoint© presentation materials, the Instructors’ Manual, and the construction of more than  2800 questions for the Test Bank. Many of these questions have been piloted in my own classes. My questions reflect past collaboration with consultants who specialize in test construction for higher education, and I think you will find them a refreshing change from the usual test banks supplied with text books. The following ancillaries give instructors the tools to present course materials according to individual preference:

     ■ Instructor’s Resource Manual:   Save time, streamline your course preparation and get most  from the text by preparing for class more quickly and effectively. The Instructor’s Resource Manual contains: sample lecture outlines, ideas for classroom demonstrations and handouts, and suggestions for using outside resources in the classroom.

     Test Bank:  The test bank includes more than 2400 multiple-choice questions and more than 400 short-answer and short-essay questions, New to the Second Edition of the Test Bank are sets of novel illustration-based test items (multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions) that contain black and white versions of figures in the text.

     PowerLecture:  This one-stop lecture and class preparation tool contains ready-touse Microsoft©  PowerPoint© slides, and allows you to assemble, edit, publish, and present custom lectures for your course. PowerLecture lets you bring together textspecific lecture outlines along with videos, animations based on the art program, or your own materials—culminating in a powerful, personalized, media- enhanced presentation. The CD-ROM also includes JoinIn©, an interactive tool that lets you pose  book-specific questions and display students’ answers seamlessly within the PowerPoint slides of your own lecture, in conjunction with the “clicker” hardware of your choice, as well as the ExamView®  assessment and tutorial system, and guides you step by step through the process of creating tests.

     The Instructors’ Web Site:   Log on to the password-protected sites to access a wide range of resources such as electronic versions of the instructor’s manual, PowerPoint® slides, and more.

     Webtutor:   Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. Visit to learn more.

     Cengage Now:   CengageNOW™ is an easy-to-use online resource that helps students study in less  time to get the grade they want–NOW. CengageNOW™ includes CengageNOW™ Personalized  Study (a diagnostic study tool containing valuable text-specific resources) that lets students focus on just what they don’t know and learn more in less time to get a better grade. If the textbook does not include an access code card, students can go to to get CengageNOW™ with Cengage Learning eBook.


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