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Stephen B. Klein is professor and head of the psychology department at Mississippi State University. He received a B.S. degree in psychology in 1968 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. degree in psychology in 1971 from Rutgers University. Professor Klein taught at Old Dominion University for twelve years and at Fort Hays State University for seven years prior to coming to Mississippi State University in 1990. He has written numerous articles for psychological journals in the area of the biological basis of learning and memory and is the author of Motivation: Biosocial Approaches, published by McGraw-Hill in 1982 and Learning: Principles and Applications, published by McGraw-Hill in 1987, 1991, 1996, and 2001. Dr. Klein coauthored Biological Psychology, published by Worth in 2007, coedited the two-volume text Contemporary Learning Theories, published by Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates in 1989, and coedited Handbook of Contemporary Learning Theories, published by Erlbaum in 2001.

His family includes his wife, Marie, and five children, Dora, David, Jason, Katherine, and William. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, most passionately baseball, and science fiction, especially Star Trek and Star Wars.


Biological Psychology

Klein, Stephen B.
Publisher: Prentice Hall
1999
ISBN: 0023647418

Appropriate for sophomore/junior/senior-level courses in Physiological Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biological Psychology, Brain and Behavior, or Psychobiology, Biological Psychology by Steven B. Klein makes a better connection between biology and behavior by bringing the study of Biological Psychology to life with beautiful full color graphics, chapter-opening case studies, a superior pedagogical framework and generous use of clinical examples throughout. This text offers students with little or no background in the sciences a rich introduction into the basic concepts of the biology of behavior.

Table of Contents 1. An Introduction to Biological Psychology. 2. Exploring the Nervous System. 3. The Development and Redevelopment of the Nervous System. 4. Communication Within the Nervous System. 5. Drugs and Behavior. 6. An Introduction to the Senses: Vision. 7. Beyond Vision: The Auditory, Vestibular, Somatosensory, and Chemical Senses. 8. The Biological Control of Movement. 9. Wakefulness and Sleep. 10. The Biology of Eating and Drinking. 11. Sexual Development and Behavior. 12. The Biology of Emotion and Stress. 13. Lateralization and Language. 14. The Biology of Learning and Memory. 15. The Biological Basis of Mental Disorders.

To request an examination copy of Biological Psychology by Stephen B. Klein, please contact your local Prentice Hall Sales Representative or visit www.prenhall.com Refer to ISBN# 0-02-364741-8



Learning: Principles and Applications, Editions 1, 2, 3, and Spanish translation

Klein, Stephen B.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
1996
ISBN: 0070351589

Learning: Principles and Applications is a survey of the basic learning (Pavlovian conditioning, operant conditioning, generalizatoin and discrimination, biological constraints) and memory (storage, encoding, retrieval) principles, and the application of these principles to solving behavioral problems. This highly successful text is currently in its third edition, has been translated into Spanish, and has been adopted at several hundred universities in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world.



Contemporary Learning Theories: Instrumental Conditioning and BiologicalContraints on Learning

Klein, Stephen B.
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
1989
ISBN: 0805803181
Collaborators: Robert B. Mowrer

Contemporary Learning Theories is a two-volume collection of research articles by noted psychologists describing the current knowledge regarding the nature of Pavlovian conditioning and the status of contemporary learning theory, with the second volume containing nine chapters that discuss the nature of operant conditioning and biological constraints in learning.



Contemporary Learning Theories: Pavlovian Conditioning and the Status ofTraditional Learning Theory

Klein, Stephen B.
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
1989
ISBN: 0898599156
Collaborators: Robert B. Mowrer

Contemporary Learning Theories is a two-volume collection of research articles by noted psychologists describing the current knowledge regarding the nature of Pavlovian conditioning and the status of contemporary learning theory, with the second volume containing nine chapters that discuss the nature of operant conditioning and biological constraints in learning.



Motivation: Biosocial Approaches

Klein, Stephen B.
ISBN: 0070350515

Motivation: Biosocial Approaches is a comprehensive description of the biological and social processes that govern behavior. The first section of the text details biological, mechanistic, and cognitive influences on behavior, while the second section discusses their influences on individual motives.