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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'The book is well-written and technically accurate. The content is thorough covering the basics of most undergraduate courses.'

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Foundations of Biopsychology
Andrew Wickens
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Foundations of Biopsychology
Andrew Wickens
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Foundations of Biopsychology
Andrew Wickens
The study of the brain and how it produces behaviour (Biopsychology) is an area which many students find both challenging and fascinating. This text introduces Biopsychology to the beginner by adopting a friendly and uncomplicated writing style that makes the book readable and accessible.
Biopsychology is one of the fastest growing areas in science and to enable the student to understand this subject more fully, each chapter covers the historical developments of the topic before looking at the latest research and its implications. Special interest boxes are also used to highlight how areas of Biopsychology relate to broader issues. In addition, each chapter also includes 20 multiple choice questions (along with answers) which allows the student to directly test their knowledge and understanding of the text as well as providing an excellent aid for revision.
* a readable and concise introduction to the essentials of Biopsychology
* an emphasis on showing how the understanding of the brain has developed
* special interest boxes to help stimulate wider thought and debate (e.g. Are Benzodiazepines really addicting? The Human Genome project)
* multiple choice questions to enable the student to directly test their own knowledge
The Author
Andrew Wickens is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. He graduated with a honours degree in Psychology in 1982, and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool in 1988. Following this, he spent two years working at the University of Aberdeen examining the pharmacological actions of cannabinoids before taking up his present position in 1990. Andrew Wickens has been involved in teaching Psychology and Neuroscience for over 15 years which has also included tutoring for the Open University. He is also the author of a number of scientific papers and has recently published The Causes of Aging (Harwood Academic Press). His present research interests include the neuroscience of aging.
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