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
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 1060 g
Dimensions: 265 x 195 x 21 mm
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 Hakan Fischer
Students commencing a university course in psychology are often thought to find the presence of `statistics' the most unwelcome surprise, but it could be argued that the presence of psychobiology can be just as alarming for others. For these students, getting to grips with sophisticated biological science, as well as the complex methods used to measure and assess our biological ability, can be a very challenging matter.
All this is worth mentioning because the book under review deals with such anxiety by explaining things in an admirably clear manner, furnishing excellent examples and moving from the elementary to the much more complex elements in such a way that should see it becoming one of the standard textbooks in this area. -- Deaglan Page, School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland