An up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible overview of behavioral neuroscience Physiology of Behavior provides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Lead author Neil Carlson and new co-author Melissa Birkett drew upon their experience teaching and working with students to create the new edition of this comprehensive and accessible guide for students of behavioral neuroscience. In addition to updated research, the Twelfth Edition offers an updated art and visual program and a more robust learning architecture that highlights key concepts, guiding students through the text.
Physiology of Behavior, Twelfth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.
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This book has an enormous amount of material in it and the book is well designed and sturdy. However... if you need the code to access REVEL, the interactive portion of the book, along with access to the quizzes, for my class anyway, don't waste your money. I contacted Amazon more than three times about this issue. I was initially told that Pearson would email me an access code within 24 hours. It has been several weeks, and I still don't have it. I was sent another book, still no code. I'm currently four weeks into my class and no code. That equals ten major quizzes that are inaccessible that results in a zero! I would suggest to go directly to Pearson, save yourself the stress and a good bit of money and just get the 3 ring binder book with code for less than $100. I wish I had know about that option before I spent $230 on this. For me it was a TOTAL waste of money, not only for the book but for the class that I could not keep up with due to the lack of having the access...
I have used Carlson in my teaching for years. I bought this copy for my TA because the new publisher policy is to only make the text available online instead of allowing me to have texts to hand out to TA, and retrieve, each semester. The publisher cost me money.
This new edition has not been thoroughly edited before publication. There are figures without figure numbers. There are figures out of order. Figure references in text are frequently buried in text rather than at the beginning or end of the paragraph where they would be easier to find.
The new edition has substantial improvements in organization of some of the text. It has added significant sections. It has also added things that are not treated well - resilience, allostasis, come to mind.
The publisher's PowerPoints with text is missing several figures. Fortunately, these can be found in publisher's PowerPoint of just the figures. PowerPoint text is not organized hierarchically by...
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