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Biological Psychology

Second Edition
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October 2019 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The challenge of teaching bio-psychology is first getting students up to speed with the basic brain functions and terminology, then applying this to psychology and finally developing 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 many 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 real-world research and applications.

• 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.


 
Chapter 1: What is biological psychology?
 
Chapter 2: Structure and communication in the nervous system
 
Chapter 3: Drugs and the nervous system: psychopharmacology
 
Spotlight 3a: Individual differences in drug responses
 
Chapter 4: Development, degeneration and recovery in the nervous system
 
Spotlight 4a: Behavioural genetics
 
Spotlight 4b: Neurodegeneration
 
Chapter 5: The importance of experience: learning and memory
 
Spotlight 5a: Memory persistence
 
Chapter 6: Sensory systems
 
Spotlight 6a: Retinal spatial processing
 
Spotlight 6b: Pain
 
Chapter 7: Motor control
 
Spotlight 7a: Mirror neurons
 
Chapter 8: Emotional behaviours
 
Spotlight 8a: The neural basis of fear
 
Spotlight 8b: Too much emotion? Post-traumatic stress disorder and drug addiction
 
Chapter 9: Motivated behaviours
 
Spotlight 9a: Sleep disturbances and implications for health
 
Spotlight 9b: Eating disorders and obesity
 
Chapter 10: Psychological disorders
 
Spotlight 10a: Schizophrenia

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URL: https://study.sagepub.com/higgs2e

Instructor resources
Animations Teaching Guide
PowerPoint slides
Test Bank
PowerPoint of 'Focus on Methods' boxes

Student resources
Animations
MCQS
Chapter by chapter flashcards
Curated list of external videos
Useful weblinks

- New Chapter 1: What is Biological Psychology
- New Spotlight 6b: Pain
- New 'check your understanding' questions throughout body of text
- New critical thinking insight box and 'critical thinking' questions at the end of each chapter to encourage deeper analysis of biological psychology (often students think biopsych is all about facts and so struggle to think critically about the topic).
- More illustrations added
- Additional pedagogical boxes added (e.g. more Insight boxes)
- Text and pedagogy reviewed and updated throughout
- New content on: sleep patterns and biological rhythms, eating behaviour, stress and health and sexual differences

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