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Title The Routledge international handbook of psychobiology / edited by Philip N. Murphy
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 574 pages) : illustrations
Series The Routledge international handbook series
Routledge international handbooks.
Contents The Routledge International Handbook of Psychobiology- Front Cover; The Routledge International Handbook of Psychobiology; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Chapter 1: What is psychobiology?; Introduction; The domain of psychobiology; Does psychobiological research necessarily assume biological causation?; What contribution can psychobiology make to human knowledge and well-being?; Concluding comments; References; Part I: The physical environment: how psychobiological processes regulate how we respond and cope
Chapter 2: The psychobiology of wound healing; Introduction; Biological mechanisms of wound healing; Measurement of wound healing; What is the relationship between stress and wound healing?; Psychological interventions and wound healing; Future directions for research; Further reading; References; Chapter 3: Fighting for our lives: the psychobiology of surviving an emergency; Behaviour in an emergency; Cognitive architecture; Psychobiological underpinnings; Individual differences; Environmental stressors; Conclusion; References
Chapter 4: The sense of smell in relation to our affective states and wellbeing; Introduction; Link between the olfactory and emotional systems; Influence of smells and their affective component on mood, behavior and cognition; Discussion; Conclusions; References; Chapter 5: Are there hidden dangers to mobile phone use? A psychobiological perspective; Introduction; Review; General discussion; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Psychological and neurobiological processes in coping with pain: the role of social interactions; Pain
Experimental research into the effects of social interactions on pain; Neurobiological mechanisms underlying the effects of social interactions on pain; Summary; Future directions; References; Part II: Stress and anxiety; Chapter 7: Hormonal measurement in psychobiological research; Physiology; Circadian regulation; Recommendations for hormone measurement; Assessment of hormonal circadian patterns; Assessment of HPA axis reactivity; Conclusions; References; Chapter 8: Techniques for inducing stress: problems and opportunities; Stress responding; Stress observation and manipulation
Naturalistic stressors; Acute naturalistic stressors; Acute laboratory stressors; Acute physiological challenges; Acute psychological challenges; Measuring the whole response?; Getting used to it -- the problem of adaptation; Note; References; Chapter 9: Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) processes in acute and chronic anxiety; Introduction; Distribution of CRF in neural circuits controlling emotional behavior; CRF-related peptides: urocortins; CRF receptors and CRF-binding protein; Effects of CRF and CRF-related peptides on emotional behavior and anxiety; Future directions; Conclusions
Summary "The International Handbook of Psychobiology provides authoritative, cutting-edge research across the range of areas that fall under the umbrella of psychobiology. It is a valuable source for researchers looking to update their knowledge on a wide range of topics. The International Handbook of Psychobiology comprises 30 chapters which are organized into the following sections: the physical environment: how psychobiological processes regulate how we respond and cope; stress and anxiety; managing and enhancing cognition and mood; substance use and misuse; sleep; and psychobiology and human development. Each of the chapters is authored by experienced and active researchers in their field who provide authoritative reviews of its current state of knowledge."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Behavior -- physiology.
Psychobiology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Murphy, Philip N., editor.
ISBN 131564276X
Other Titles International handbook of psychobiology