Biological Psychology

Author: James W. Kalat

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111797536

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the best selling text in the market because of its extremely high level of scholarship, clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples integrated throughout the text. Throughout all nine e
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Biological Psychology

Author: Frederick M. Toates

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131975316

Category: Psychobiology

Page: 624

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'Very readable and should be accessible to students studying biological psychology with minimal science background' - Martin R Yeomans, University of Sussex'. An ideal guide to the spectrum of topics a student of biopsychology would want to read about.' - Patricia Roberts, University of Bedfordshire'. Toates' Biological Psychology is the most thoughtful and thought-provoking textbook for the field available today. His narrative enriches the experience for all readers and leads students through important issues. Written in a clear and engaging style, Toates combines what is best in biological psychology' - Kent Berridge, University of Michigan. Biological Psychology, second edition, provides a comprehensive and lively introduction to the core topics, concepts, research and debates that are central to our understanding of the brain and the biological basis of our behaviour. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and fully updated and includes an expanded treatment of evolutionary psychology. Assuming no prior knowledge of biology, the text uses everyday experiences to fully explain complex concepts in an interesting and accessible way.This is complemented by a range of inventive pedagogical features and extensive full-colour illustrations to stimulate interest and help students to develop and test their understanding.
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Biological Psychology

An Illustrated Survival Guide

Author: Paul Aleixo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470871010

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

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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.
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Biological Psychology

Author: Stephen B. Klein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 540

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Klein and Thorne's "Biological Psychology" offers a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the processes by which biological systems--most notably the nervous system--affect behavior. It connects with students through a combination of accessible, example-rich writing, student-friendly pedagogy, a carefully developed original art program, and media and supplements created specifically for this book. The result is the ideal text for instructors looking to guide their students through this captivating subject.
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Dictionary of Biological Psychology

Author: Philip Winn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134778155

Category: Medical

Page: 896

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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.
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Introduction to biological psychology

Author: Philip M. Groves,George V. Rebec

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 623

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Discovering Biological Psychology

Author: Laura Freberg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547177798

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

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With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2nd Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. The book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Written by an author with nearly 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League, this text presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning and less-prepared students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students excited and engaged. Reviewers have praised the text’s clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. The Second Edition is supported by a comprehensive and contemporary media package that includes animations, videos, lectures and an image gallery on Microsoft PowerPoint slides, student response system content, and a time-saving online homework and course management system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

Author: Laura Freberg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305687736

Category: Psychology

Page: 672

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With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3rd Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. Retitled in this edition to reflect the increasing interest in, and importance of, neuroscience, the book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Written by an author with more than 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League, this text presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning and less-prepared students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students excited and engaged. Reviewers have praised the text's clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. Updated with hundreds of new citations and to reflect changes in the DSM-5, this edition also includes new boxed features on ethics, careers, research, and health to engage students in the material, promote critical thinking, and prepare students for their future professions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Handbook of Psychology, Biological Psychology

Author: Irving B. Weiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471384038

Category: Psychology

Page: 722

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of behavioral genetics, behavioral neuroscience, psychopharmacology, psychoimmunology, sensory processes, and evolutionary psychology. Chapter coverage includes the underlying physiological bases of sensory processes, comparative physiological processes, and other genotypic determinates of behavior.
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Essential Biological Psychology

Author: G Neil Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444144650

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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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.
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Biological Psychology

Author: Suzanne Higgs,Alison Cooper,Jonathan Lee,Mike Harris

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473908981

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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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 diagrams A companion website at study.sagepub.com/higgs with a range of materials for instructors and students
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Biological Psychology

Author: James W. Kalat

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305465296

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

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Dr. James W. Kalat's BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY is the most widely used text in the course area, and for good reason: an extremely high level of scholarship, a clear and occasionally humorous writing style, and precise examples. Throughout all eleven editions, Kalat's goal has been to make biological psychology accessible to psychology students, not just to biology majors and pre-meds. Another goal has been to convey the excitement of the search for biological explanations of behavior, and Kalat delivers. Updated with new topics, examples, and recent research findings, the new edition continues this book's tradition of quality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Biological Psychology

New Research

Author: Laura N. Piccard

Publisher: Nova Biomedical

ISBN: 9781604562408

Category: Psychology

Page: 251

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In psychology, biological psychology or psychobiology is the application of the principles of biology to the study of mental processes and behaviour. A psychobiologist, for instance, may compare the imprinting behaviour in goslings to the early attachment behaviour in human infants and construct theory around these two phenomena. Biological psychologists may often be interested in measuring some biological variable, e.g. an anatomical, physiological, or genetic variable, in an attempt to relate it quantitatively or qualitatively to a psychological or behavioural variable; and thus, contribute to evidence based practice. Biopsychology is another synonym for biological psychology. This book presents the latest research in the field.
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Understanding Biological Psychology

Author: Philip Corr

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631219544

Category: Psychology

Page: 568

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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.
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Biological Psychology

Author: Fred Toates

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273745754

Category: Psychobiology

Page: 659

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Assuming no prior knowledge of biology and building upon previous editions, Biological Psychology third edition uses everyday experiences to explain complex concepts in an interesting and highly accessible way. This is complemented by a range of inventive pedagogical features and extensive full-colour illustrations to stimulate interest and help students to develop and test their understanding. Online resources accompanying the text can be found at www.pearsoned.co.uk/toates These include video clips, interactions, animations, self-test questions and research updates to help students consolidate their understanding and prepare for assessment. "Professor of Biological Psychology Frederick Toates from The Open University has done the field an enormous service in the Third Edition of Biological Psychology. Students worldwide will enjoy this text as it sets a new benchmark for a life science approach to brain and behaviour. The inclusion of evolutionary (both ultimate function and phylogeny), neurobiological and developmental perspectives on brain and behaviour make this textbook a first choice for the next generation of undergraduates studying biology and psychology." Dr William M Brown, BA (Hons) MSc PhD, Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of East London "Toates' third edition is both readable and palatable. It arouses interest by focusing on the thought-provoking questions that arise within a study of biological psychology. The author's conversational style is helpful as he talks the reader through the more straightforward and also the more conceptually demanding sections. Although accessible, the text provides a thorough account of key areas. It answers questions and stimulates interest. This up-to-date third edition retains the excellent pedagogical features of the previous edition. This is an enormously useful textbook. The author understands the problems, questions and fascinations of biological psychology students. Toates is an excellent teacher and a real authority in this area. This textbook captures his knowledge and understanding, and his infectious love of the subject." Dr Graham Mitchell, The University of Northampton "If the processes of the mind and brain have baffled you, this book is the key to unlocking its mysteries. Toates introduces the main topics of neuroscience in a beautifully simple yet highly informative manner. Each topic is covered in a massively integrative way. This renders the text suitable for both students and lay readers, for both medics and psychologists, for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Chapters are hugely informative and achieve the perfect combination of presenting scientific findings and research with the author's personal experience and good humour. This text is engaging at all times, and I strongly recommend it in the study of biological psychology. No stone is left unturned in the quest for understanding the brain." Dr Anna Scarnà, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University "Toates' Biological Psychology offers its readers a lucid and well-balanced exploration of this conceptually challenging field. Over the last decade I have found the various editions of this textbook invaluable as a teaching aid for my students. It is no mean feat to have improved on the second edition but Toates seems somehow to have managed it. I especially enjoyed the additional material on evolutionary psychology and, in particular, how this might help to explain both when things work out (e.g. the complexities of the human visual system) and when things go wrong (e.g. why depression might be kept in the population)." Dr Lance Workman, Head of Research, Bath Spa University
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Biological Psychology

Author: Minna Lyons,Neil Harrison,Gayle Brewer,Sarita Robinson,Rob Sanders

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857256947

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 7719

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.
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Biological Psychology

Author: Kimble,Wesley P. Jordan

Publisher: Harcourt Brace College Publishers

ISBN: 9780030143090

Category: Neuropsychologie

Page: 286

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Essential Biological Psychology

Author: Jim Barnes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290212

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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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.
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