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Biological Psychology

Biological Psychology

March 2014 | 240 pages | Learning Matters
This accessible introductory text addresses the core knowledge domain of biological psychology, with focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area. Biological Psychology outlines the importance and purpose of the biological approach and contextualises it with other perspectives in psychology, emphasizing the interaction between biology and the environment.

Learning features including case studies, review questions and assignments are provided to aid students' understanding and promote a critical approach. Extended critical thinking and skill-builder activities develop the reader's higher-level academic skills.
Chapter 1: Introduction to biological psychology
Chapter 2: The brain
Chapter 3: The nervous system
Chapter 4: Sensation and perception
Chapter 5: Emotions
Chapter 6: Memory
Chapter 7: Motivation
Chapter 8: Language
Chapter 9: Consciousness
Chapter 10: Stress and health

Students are using this text - and are pleased with the support it provides re their learning

Dr Sue Churchill
Psychology , Chichester University
June 19, 2015

a really good textbook for supporting the teaching of Psychology

Miss Amy Yorke
Health and Social Care, Warrington Collegiate
February 16, 2015

Mistakes in the labeling of some diagrams in the text.

Dr Siobhan Lynam
Psychology, Social Work & Human Sci, University of West London
October 14, 2014

This was an interesting book suitable for use at level 4, so will recommend to students

Miss Marie Robbins
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
June 24, 2014

Extremely useful as a reference book, and for learning the fundamentals of the biological theories.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
June 3, 2014

Excellent text book that is easy for the students to read. It looks in detail at the biological aspects and introduces the reader to biological psychology using case studies.

Miss Sharron Stillyards
health and social care, northlindsey college
May 7, 2014

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