Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences, 2 Volume Set
ISBN 10: 0470083557
ISBN 13: 978-0470083550
As technology has made imaging of the brain noninvasive and inexpensive, nearly every psychologist in every subfield is using pictures of the brain to show biological connections to feelings and behavior. Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences provides psychologists and other behavioral scientists with a solid foundation in the increasingly critical field of neuroscience. Current and accessible, it provides in two comprehensive volumes the information they need to understand the new biological bases, research tools, and implications of brain and gene research as it relates to psychology.
"There are many things to like about Gary Berntson and John Cacioppo's two-volume Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. It is well written, which is sometimes a challenge in a multiply-authored work; the references are up-to-date; and it is theoretically coherent, which is a tribute to a fine editing job. Readers will appreciate the fact that alternative models and interpretations are discussed where there are controversies and, for the most part, relevant historical information is provided. When asked for a good neuroscience reference source, I used to recommend Kandel, Schwartz, and Jessell (2000); now I will recommend Berntson and Cacioppo's text." (PsycCRITIQUES, June 23, 2010)
About the Author
Gary Berntson is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics at Ohio State University where he is a principle researcher and faculty member in behavioral neuroscience program. He has published widely in journals and books on social, biological, and neurological psychology.
John Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He serves as the Director of the Social Psychology Program and the co-Director of the Institute for Mind and Biology at The University of Chicago. He specializes in social neuroscience, affect and emotion, attitudes, persuasion & prejudice, and social connectedness and health.