Biopsychology 10th Edition by John P. J. Pinel (Author), Steven Barnes (Author)
For courses in Physiological Psychology and Biopsychology
Explore how the central nervous system governs behavior
Biopsychology presents a clear, engaging introduction to biopsychological theory and research through a unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. Original author John Pinel and new co-author Steven Barnes address students directly and interweave the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, useful metaphors, and memorable anecdotes that make course material personally and socially relevant to readers. In addition to expanded learning objectives that guide students through the course, the Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect this rapidly progressing scientific field.
About the Author
John P.J. 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 J. Barnes obtained his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. 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 a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where he has won multiple departmental and institutional awards for his teaching and educational leadership. His current research is focused on bipolar disorders. He is a core member and co-deputy director of the Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) — a multidisciplinary international collaborative network of researchers, healthcare providers, people living with bipolar disorder, and their family members and supporters. 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.