Author : Minna Lyons Genre : Psychology Publisher : Learning Matters ISBN : 9780857256959 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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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.
Author : James W. Kalat Genre : Neuropsychology Publisher : ISBN : 1473704731 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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This Cengage Technology Edition is the result of an innovative and collaborative development process. The textbook retains the hallmark approach of this respected text, whilst presenting the content in a print and digital hybrid that has been tailored to meet the rapidly developing demands of today’s lecturers and students. This blended solution offers a streamlined textbook for greater accessibility and convenience, complemented by a bolstered online presence, for a truly multi-faceted learning experience.Now in its eleventh edition, this excellent text provides an extremely high level of scholarship combined with a clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples. This ensures that students receive the necessary rigour of content but in a very accessible way which is easy to understand.The latest research in biological psychology is covered, with over 500 new references and new studies on topics such as: fRMI; tasters; supertasters and nontasters; synesthesia; oxytocin; and sleep as a neuronal inhibition.
Author : Philip Winn Genre : Medical Publisher : Routledge ISBN : 9781134778164 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Biological Psychology is the study of psychological processes in terms of biological functions. A major obstacle to understanding dialogue in the field has always been its terminology which is drawn from a variety of non-psychological sources such as clinical medicine, psychiatry and neuroscience, as well as specialist areas of psychology such as ethology, learning theory and psychophysics. For the first time, a distinguished international team of contributors has now drawn these terms together and defined them both in terms of their physical properties and their behavioural significance. The Dictionary of Biological Psychology will prove an invaluable source of reference for undergraduates in psychology wrestling with the fundamentals of brain physiology, anatomy and chemistry, as well as researchers and practitioners in the neurosciences, psychiatry and the professions allied to medicine. It is an essential resource both for teaching and for independent study, reliable for fact-checking and a solid starting point for wider exploration.
Author : Suzanne Higgs Genre : Psychology Publisher : SAGE ISBN : 9781526482761 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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The challenge of teaching bio-psychology is first getting students up to speed with the basic brain functions and terminology, before this can be applied to psychology, and then finally helping them develop critical thinking about the subject. This book uniquely addresses all three of these issues and provides a resource that supports students at each of these different levels of understanding. Key features include: • New video animations for the biology chapters and high-quality illustrations throughout, helping students grasp the basic neuroanatomy and microbiology. • 'Check your understanding' questions in the book and MCQs online help students test their understanding and prepare for assessments. • Chapters cover the need-to-know topics for psychology students with 'Insight' and 'Focus on Methods' boxes, highlighting these topics' relevance to the real-world. • Spotlights build on the chapters, delving deeper into contemporary debates, issues and controversies around topical areas such as post-traumatic stress disorder, obesity and pain.
Author : G Neil Martin Genre : Medical Publisher : Routledge ISBN : 9781444144659 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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The Essential Psychology Series bridges the gap between simple introductory texts aimed at pre-university students and higher level textbooks for upper level undergraduates. Each volume in the series is designed to provide concise yet up-to-date descriptions of the major areas of psychology for first year undergraduates or students taking psychology as a supplement to other courses of study. The authors, who are acknowledged experts in their field, explain the basics carefully and engagingly without the over-simplification often found in introductory textbooks, at the same time providing the reader with insights into current thinking. Essential Biological Psychology is an accessible, well-illustrated and well-written account of the study of the role of the body in behaviour and the effect of behaviour on the working of the body. Covering all the major topics within biopsychology, and evaluating the most up-to-date findings, particularly within neuroscience and neuroimaging research, this textbook is essential reading for first and second level undergraduates taking courses in biological or physiological psychology as well as anyone studying courses in neuropsychology or behavioural neuroscience.
Author : Jim Barnes Genre : Psychology Publisher : SAGE ISBN : 9781446275627 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Drawing on the latest exciting research, Essential Biological Psychology provides students with a solid grasp of the relationship between mind and behaviour, and a detailed understanding of the underlying structure and physiological mechanisms that underpin it. The functions of the nervous system are explained and implications for health are explored. Throughout the book, Jim Barnes encourages students to evaluate essential concepts and theoretical issues. Features include: key concepts highlighted throughout the text enables students to grasp the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the structures and functions of the human nervous system that are relevant to the study of psychology the snapshot of key studies detailed in the textboxes allow critical evaluation of the role of physiology in human behaviour against a backdrop of up to date research clear explanations of the key methods in the text give students an appreciation of the contributions made by the different approaches and research methods that are used in biological psychology memory maps and diagrams within the text encourage learning and allow students to formulate memory aids to assist recall in exam conditions a companion website found at www.sagepub.co.uk/barnes consists of PowerPoint lecture slides and a testbank for teachers (50 questions per chapter) as well as interactive self-assessment testbank for students (10 questions per chapter) Electronic inspection copies are available to instructors.
Author : Paul Aleixo Genre : Psychology Publisher : John Wiley & Sons ISBN : 0470871016 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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“This fantastic introduction to Biological Psychology brings the subject to life in a way that no traditional textbook can. I will certainly be recommending it.” Brian Wink, Southampton Solent University "My first reaction was that it was both imaginative and courageous. Having read it, I would add that it also makes a significant contribution to the available texts on biological psychology. This approach is just what students are looking for.” Graham Mitchell, University of Northampton Taking a refreshingly innovative approach to the subject, Biological Psychology: An Illustrated Survival Guide uses cartoons as an effective teaching medium. Each chapter is organised into a mini lecture, and offers an accessible introduction to key topics including: The brain and nervous system Vision and audition The mechanical and chemical senses Emotions and sexual behaviour Memory and learning Intended to complement traditional textbooks in the area, Biological Psychology: An Illustrated Survival Guide provides undergraduate and ‘A’ level students with an alternative introduction to biological psychology and an invaluable study aid.
Author : Philip Corr Genre : Psychology Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell ISBN : 9780631219545 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Understanding Biological Psychology is an accessible and distinctive new core textbook that helps students to appreciate the central role that biological processes play in psychology. gives conceptual clarity to a complex and often confusing field; innovative integration of theory and methods; covers a core area of the undergraduate syllabus; accessible, student-friendly text; synthesizes biological processes with mainstream psychological topics to make the subject both interesting and accessible; focuses on what biological psychology is for, rather than treating it as an end in itself; provides basic introductions to biological principles and applications; covers recent advances, such as neuroimaging and molecular genetics. Upon publication, the textbook will be supported by an accompanying website containing a multiple choice testbank, weblinks, electronic versions of figures, and other additional resources. Visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/corr for more information.
Author : Connor Whiteley Genre : Psychology Publisher : CGD Publishing ISBN : Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Do you want to know how our biology can impact our behaviour? Have you any wondered the importance of sleep and the meaning of dreams? Do you want to learn how and why we experience the senses we do? If the answer is yes to any of these questions and more, then this is the book for you as you'll learn a lot of great information about biological psychology and how our biology impacts our behaviour. All explained in an interesting and easy-to-understand way. By the end of the book, you’ll learn: · What is biological psychology? · How evolution, hormones and neurotransmitter affect our behaviour? · How our biology affects our behaviour? · And much more… Buy today to start learning the fascinating topic of biological psychology. Biological Psychology Content: Introduction Part One: Introduction to Biological Psychology Chapter 1: History of Psychology Chapter 2: Localisation Chapter 3: Neuroplasticity Chapter 4: Neuroplasticity by Brain Damage and laterization of Function Chapter 5: Genetics Chapter 6: Chromosome abnormalities and Disorders Chapter 7: Evolution Part Two: The Nervous System, Neurotransmitters, Hormones and Pheromones Chapter 8: Historical Thoughts on The Nervous System Chapter 9: The Brain, Anatomy and The Nervous System Chapter 10: The Three Main Divisions of The Brain Chapter 11: Neurotransmitters Chapter 12: Synaptic Transmission Chapter 13: Biological Basis of Drugs: Alcohol, Cocaine, Nicotine And More Chapter 14: Hormones Chapter 15: Pheromones Part Three: Research Methods Chapter 16: Research Methods Chapter 17: How to Pick the Right Research Method? Chapter 18: Psychophysiological Measures Part Four: Primal Drives Chapter 19: Primal Drives Chapter 20: Hunger Chapter 21: Thirst Chapter 22: Reproductive Behaviours Part Five: Sensations Chapter 23: Sensations and Perceptions Chapter 24: Psychophysics Chapter 25: The Senses, The Brain and The Nervous System Chapter 26: Vision Chapter 27: Hearing Chapter 28: Other Senses Five Six: The Psychology of Sleep Chapter 29: Introduction to Sleep Chapter 30: Disruptions to Sleep and the Circadian Rhythm Chapter 31: Stages of Sleep Chapter 32: Function of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Chapter 33: Dreaming