Pinel clearly presents the fundamentals of Biopsychology and makes the topics personally and socially relevant to the reader. The defining feature of Biopsychology is its unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. Rather than introducing biopsychology in the usual textbook fashion, it interweaves the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, social issues, personal implications, and humorous anecdotes. It tries to be a friendly mentor that speaks directly to the reader, enthusiastically relating recent advances in biopsychological science. Available with MyPsychLab! Through MyPsychLab for Biopsychology, 8th edition, students can interact with a virtual brain simulation and see various animations to help them better understand the content being covered in class and in their textbook.