"Kraly aimed at nothing less than a clear, coherent, and critical presentation of the fundamental principles of brain organization and chemistry that are related to behavior, psychology, and psychiatry. Despite the odds, he has succeeded. A major reason for his success is that he continually reminds the reader that science is a bootstrap operation that builds on tentative answers to deep problems at the center of human experience." –Gerard P. Smith, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Neuroscience in Psychiatry, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University
"This book is essential reading for those who need a primer on the contemporary neuroscience of psychological disorders. In an engaging and accessible style, Kraly presents cutting-edge scholarship on the biological bases of specific disorders and exciting neuroscience research on psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Beyond that, the book offers readers something critically important—a deep understanding of how the brain shapes our behavior—that will enable readers to keep pace with this rapidly evolving field." --Rebecca L. Shiner, Ph.D., Associate Editor of Journal of Personality
About the Author:
F. Scott Kraly is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology and chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Colgate University. He lives in Hubbardsville, New York.