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Biological Psychology

by Minna Lyons, Neil Harrison, Gayle Brewer, Sarita Robinson & Rob Sanders Learning Matters
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This accessible text addresses the core knowledge domain of biological psychology, with focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area. The book 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. Chapters cover: The Nervous System, The Brain, Sensory Systems, Motivation, Emotion, Memory, Language, Consciousness and Behavioural Genetics.

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

Rob Sanders is a chartered psychologist and head of programme for psychology at York St. John University in North Yorkshire. His PhD thesis, aMeasuring Genetic Liability to Schizophrenia: A/par1/Neuropsychological Approacha was completed whilst working at the Neuropsychiatric Genetic Unit in Cardiff Hospital.