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Biological Psychology

by Suzanne Higgs, Alison Cooper, Jonathan Lee and Mike Harris SAGE Publications Ltd
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Biological Psychology guides psychology students through the key biological concepts that determine how we act. Coupling accessible coverage of the subject with deeper spotlights that push discussion further and encourage critical thinking, this comprehensive text is the ideal introduction to brain and behaviour. Through its wide, accessible coverage, Biological Psychology guides readers clearly through the entirety of the subject. Sensation, movement, sleep, eating and emotions are all explained, with further chapters on the biological basis of psychological disorders and the effects of drug-taking. Emphasising the importance of learning and memory throughout, this book is the perfect biological psychology textbook for undergraduates.
Key features: Spotlights on key research areas which take the discussion of major issues a step further A clear structure including roadmaps and key points for each chapter to ease navigation through the book and understanding of the links between concepts A substantial companion website at with self-test questions and a flashcard glossary

Structure and communication in the nervous systemDrugs and the nervous system: Psychopharmacology Spotlight: Individual differences in drugs responsesDevelopment, degeneration and recovery in the nervous system Spotlight: Behavioural genetics Spotlight: NeurodegenerationThe importance of experience: Learning and Memory Spotlight: Memory PersistenceSensory Systems Spotlight: Retinal Spatial ProcessingMotor control Spotlight: Mirror neuronsEmotional behaviours Spotlight: The Neural basis of fear Spotlight: Too Much Emotion? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Drug AddictionMotivated behaviours Spotlight: Sleep Spotlight: ObesityPsychological disorders Spotlight: Schizophrenia

The style is very clear and readable: it made me want to continue reading. I would recommend this for students who find the subject particularly difficult, and who struggle to get a firm grasp of the basics. Dr Laura Bro

I really like the writing style - easy to read but contains the necessary information for first- and second-year students. The spotlights are really good and make it possible for interested students to dig deeper. Dr Hayden Fischer