Carlson, Neil. Foundations of Physiological Psychology. 5th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2002. An introductory college textbook. Thirst is covered in the chapter on ingestive behavior. Levinthal, Charles F. "Chemical Senses and the Mechanisms for Eating and Drinking." In Introduction to Physiological Psychology. 3d ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1990. Avery good chapter on the thirst drive. It is quite detailed, but the clarity of the writing makes it easy to read. Mader, Sylvia S. Biology. 8th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2004. An easy-to-read introductory textbook on biology that provides a good background on hormones, water regulation, and kidney function, with many fine diagrams and figures. A good basis for understanding physiological psychology.
Lonnie J. Guralnick
See also: Drives; Endocrine System; Hormones and Behavior; Hunger.
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