Biological Psychology: A Concise Introduction

 
9780130109132: Biological Psychology: A Concise Introduction

Biopsychology is an area that is often seen by students as difficult to comprehend. This text aims to overcome these difficulties by the use of an uncomplicated writing style and a student-friendly structure. Each chapter will briefly cover the historical developments of each topic before addressing the latest research and findings. The material will also relate examples to clinical conditions or their treatments, allowing students to fully understand the relevance of the subject to other areas of psychology.

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Foundations of Biopsychology is an excellent introduction to a fascinating field of study. Up-to-date and comprehensive, this is an ideal companion for any biopsychology student and is particularly suitable for use on a semester-based course.

Foundations of Biopsychology is a lively and engaging introduction to how the brain produces behaviour. The book does not assume any background knowledge in biology or psychology. Although academically rigorous, it adopts an accessible, modular format and is supported throughout by diagrams and images.

This edition:

  • Places a strong emphasis on the historical development of the subject to help students gain a deeper understanding of the main themes in biopsychology.
  • References exciting and up-to-date research, emphasising how the discipline is moving forward.
  • Special interest boxes provide new insights into the brain in order to stimulate debate. These include discussions on how Einstein¿s brain was different; the effects of navigational experience on the shape of the brain; and how laughter affects the same areas of the brain as cocaine.

This book includes bibliographies to encourage further reading. It also features search terms to help students locate further information on the Internet.

A companion website is located at www.pearsoned.co.uk/wickens. This provides additional support for students and includes:

·        Mind Maps to bring study of the brain to life.

·        Multiple choice questions to test progress.

·        An essay writing guide to assist with assignments.

·        Links to relevant websites for further research.

Dr Andrew Wickens lectures at the University of Central Lancashire in biopsychology and neuroscience.

Front cover image: Coloured 3-dimensional MRI scan of the white matter pathways of the brain, side view.
Credit: Tom Barrick, Chris Clark, SGHMS/Science Photo Library

Review:

'The book is well-written and technically accurate. The content is thorough covering the basics of most undergraduate courses.' "Louise Dye, Senior Lecturer in Bio Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Leeds."

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