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BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

PAPERBACK BY HIGGS, SUZANNE; COOPER, ALISON; LEE, JONATHAN H. X.; HARRIS, MIKE

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ISBN
9780857022622
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
504 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 DEC 2014

DESCRIPTION

Written to guide undergraduate students new to brain and behaviour through the key biological concepts that determine how we act, Biological Psychology provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject. It includes detailed coverage of sensation, movement, sleep, eating and emotions, with further chapters on the biological basis of psychological disorders and the effects of drug-taking. Uniquely, the authors emphasize the importance of learning and memory as a key thread throughout and include advanced chapters on key research areas that push discussion further and encourage critical thinking, making this book appropriate for undergraduates studying biological psychology at any level. Key features include: `Spotlights' offering insights into key areas of research that expose the most important developing issues in the field today A clear structure including roadmaps and key points for each chapter to ease navigation through the book and understanding of the links between concepts Full colour presentation to bring the topics to life through clear and comprehensive illustrations and diagramsA companion website at study.sagepub.com/higgs with a range of materials for instructors and students

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Structure and communication in the nervous systemChapter 2: Drugs and the nervous system: psychopharmacology Spotlight: Individual differences in drugs responsesChapter 3: Development, degeneration and recovery in the nervous system Spotlight: Behavioural genetics Spotlight: NeurodegenerationChapter 4: The importance of experience: learning and memory Spotlight: Memory persistenceChapter 5: Sensory systems Spotlight: Retinal spatial processingChapter 6: Motor control Spotlight: Mirror neuronsChapter 7: Emotional behaviours Spotlight: The neural basis of fear Spotlight: Too much emotion? Post-traumatic stress disorder and drug addictionChapter 8: Motivated behaviours Spotlight: Sleep Spotlight: ObesityChapter 9: Psychological disorders Spotlight: Schizophrenia