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Biological psychology, behavioral neuroscience, biopsychology, and psychobiology are all terms encompassing the application of biology, particularly neurobiology, to the study of physiological, genetic, and developmental mechanisms of behavior in human and non-human animals. Biological psychology investigates at the level of nerves, neurotransmitters, brain circuitry and the basic biological processes that underlie normal and abnormal behavior. Most research in behavioral neuroscience involves non-human animal models which have implications for understanding human pathology and contribute to evidence-based practice.

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Biological Psychology

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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF MIND

Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions

Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D, and Lucy Biven

500 pages

17 CE credits

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THE BRAIN'S WAY OF HEALING

Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Norman Doidge, M.D.

448 pages

11 CE credits

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BIG DREAMS

The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Kelly Bulkeley

352 pages

9 CE credits

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THE MASTER AND HIS EMISSARY

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

Iain McGilchrist

544 pages

20 CE credits

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ADAPTING MINDS

Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature

David J. Buller

481 pages

16 CE Credits

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BIOLOGICAL BASES OF CLINICAL ANXIETY

Barry N. Burijon

368 pages

12 CE credits

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BORN TOGETHER, REARED APART

The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study

Nancy L. Segal, Ph.D

334 pages

11 CE credits

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BRAIN SCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Therapy, Psychotropic Drugs and the Brain

F. Scott Kraly, Ph.D

256 (180 text)

6 CE credits

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THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF

Norman Doidge, M.D.

448 pages (incl. Appendices)

10 CE credits

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BRAVE NEW BRAIN

Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome

Nancy C. Andreasen

344 pages

10 CE Credits

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CONCISE GUIDE TO PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 2nd Edition

Lauren B. Marangell & James M. Martinez

184 pages

6 CE credits

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CONNECTOME

How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Sebastian Seung

276 pages

9 CE credits

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DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 3rd edition

Marc H. Johnson

308 pages

6 CE credits

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DOCTORING THE MIND

Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Realy Any Good?

Richard P. Bentall

388 pages

13 CE credits

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DOES STRESS DAMAGE THE BRAIN?

Understanding Trauma-Related Disorders from a Mind-Body Perspective

J. Douglas Bremner

313 pages

10 CE credits

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THE ESSENTIAL DIFFERENCE

Male and Female Brains and the Truth About Autism

Simon Baron-Cohen

271 pages (186 text)

6 CE credits

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THE FEELING OF WHAT HAPPENS

Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness

Antonio Damasio

316 pages

13 CE credits

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THE FEMALE BRAIN

Louanne Brizendine, M.D.

304 pages (220 text)

7 CE credits

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HALLUCINATIONS

Oliver Sacks, Ph.D.

352 pages

10 CE credits

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HANDBOOK OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR THERAPISTS, 8th Edition

John D. Preston, Psy.D., John H. O'Neal, M.D., & Mary C. Talaga, R.Ph., Ph.D.

376 pages

12 CE credits

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HANDBOOK OF ESSENTIAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 2nd Edition

Ronald W. Pies, M.D. (with Donald P. Rogers)

554 pages (452 text)

15 CE credits

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HAPPINESS

The Science Behind Your Smile

Daniel Nettle

216 pages

7 CE credits

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HOW THE MIND WORKS

Steven Pinker, Ph.D.

660 pages

19 CE credits

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THE IMPRINTED BRAIN

How Genes Set the Balance of the Mind Between Autism and Psychosis

Christopher Badcock, Ph.D.

256 pages (222 text)

7 CE credits

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INCOGNITO

The Secret Lives of the Brain

David Eagleman, Ph.D.

304 pages (224 text)

8 CE credits

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THE MIND'S EYE

Oliver Sacks, Ph.D.

288 pages

8 CE credits

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THE NEUROSCIENCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY, 2nd Edition

Healing the Social Brain

Louis Cozolino

358 pages

12 CE credits

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OUR INNER APE

A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are

Frans de Waal

242 pages

8 CE credits

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THE OVERFLOWING BRAIN

Information Overload and the Limmits of Working Memory

Torkel Klingberg

224 pages

6 CE credits

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THE PLEASURE CENTER

Your Animal Instincts

Morten L. Kringelbach, D. Phil.

304 pages (248 text)

8 CE credits

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PORTRAIT OF THE BRAIN

Adam Zeman

256 pages

7 CE credits

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PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH CARDIAC PATIENTS

Behavioral Cardiology in Practice

Ellen A. Dornelas, Ph.D.

284 pages (230 text)

8 CE credits

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SATISFACTION

Sensation Seeking, Novelty, and the Science of Finding True Fulfillment

Gregory Berns, M.D., Ph.D.

304 pages (245 text)

8 CE credits

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THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS

How Our Brain Make Us Happy and What We Can Do to Get Happier

Stefan Klein, translated by Sephen Lehman

320 pages

10 CE credits

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TWINS

And What They Tell Us About Who We Are

Lawrence Wright

202 pages

6 CE credits

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WHY EMPATHY MATTERS

The Science and Psychology of Better Judgment

J.D. Trout

285 pages (235 text)

8 CE credits