'A highly informative introduction into the most important concepts in biological psychology from cell level to systems level. Covering a wide range of topics including genetics and neural plasticity, this well-structured and accessible text is an excellent starting point for studying processes of the mind and brain' - Uta Sailer Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Clear and beautiful book. It is especially useful for undergraduate students.
I like how clear the book presents the facts. Even though the book lacks of some visual material, I found it more understandable through the highlight and the schemas that were being used. The chapters does not go beyond what my sophomore students would need.
This text makes excellent use of case studies to contextualise theory.
Nice book with clear descriptions. Easy for students to read and understand
This is the ideal text for undergraduate students as well as Postgraduate level who needs to have a very good understanding of the biology of Psychology. It is written in such a way that even the second language student can understand the text. A must for every Psychology student.
This is a very attractively presented book with some very colourful and clear diagrams. Jim Barnes's text is straightforward and concise, so provides essential information quickly with economy.
Excellent recomended reading at the course in cognitive developmental psychology, gives an extra "spice" to the other litterature.
Determined to advanced for student level
Provides an interesting overview of the mind and behaviour, including an exploration of structures and mechanisms
A very useful, all round text
This is a key textbook on the subject of Biological Psychology!! I will be recommending this book to my students, we have a meeting coming up and I will aims to advocate for the full adoption of the book!
I have reviewed the book with a view for using it on our Psychological Support module. We teach this at Level 4 and level 6. As a supplementary resource I think it will be valuable for our level 6 students though not level 4.
The book's text is well supported with easy to follow diagrams. I particularly like the set questions at the end of each chapter which allows the reader to reflect and consider what they have learnt. I will recommend it to our students
Excellent book for those students starting out on a Foundation Degree in Psychology. Covers the main aspects of the biological branch of psychology giving a good grounding which will assist learning in other areas. Clearly written at a level for both new learners and those wishing to brush up on knowledge.
An excellent up to date overview of the key theories and studies in biological psychology.
An excellent straightforward text. Ideal for students new to the topic
This is an detailed and well presented book providing an insight into biological psychology and hence an underpinning to many courses. Tutors may like to refer to it for examples, descriptions and explanations of harder to grasp concepts and to help plan courses.
This is a very clear and informative book. Introduces the student to key concepts in an engaging style. Material are presented at just the right level intended for this target group, i.e. 1st & 2nd year BSc Psychology Students, and the respective companion website is definitely an invaluable resource for lecturers.