Biological Psychology / Edition 3by Fred Toates
Pub. Date: 08/05/2011
Assuming no prior knowledge of biology and building upon previous editions, Biological Psychology 3rd edition uses everyday experiences to explain complex concepts in an interesting and engaging 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/i>… See more details below
Assuming no prior knowledge of biology and building upon previous editions, Biological Psychology 3rd edition uses everyday experiences to explain complex concepts in an interesting and engaging 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.
- Learning outcomes, section summaries and 'test your knowledge' questions are included to aid the learning process and allow students to manage their progress.
- A dedicated feature on evolutionary psychology explains and explores this topic in depth.
- Greater depth on neuroscience and its methods ensures students are introduced to the debates within this topical area.
Go to www.pearsoned.co.uk/toates for accompanying video clips, interactions, animations, self-test questions and research updates to help students consolidate their understanding and prepare for assessment.
'Toates cleverly weaves in perspectives from evolutionary psychology and uses current and relevant real-life examples to illuminate key points. ... should be at the top of any psychology student’s book list.' Dr Michelle Lee, Swansea University
'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
'Toates introduces the main topics of neuroscience in a beautifully simple yet highly informative manner.. This text is engaging at all times, and I strongly recommend it in the study of biological psychology.' Dr Anna Scarnà, Oxford Brookes University
Frederick Toates is a Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University who has 44 years experience of researching and teaching the subject across the UK, continental Europe and the USA.
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- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Genes, Environment and Evolution
Chapter 3: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
Chapter 4: Neurons: How They Work
Chapter 5: The Brain: Basics of Structure and Role
Chapter 6: Development and Plasticity
Chapter 7: Sensory Systems: General Principles
Chapter 8: Vision
Chapter 9: The Other Sensory Systems
Chapter 10: The Control of Movement
Chapter 11: Learning and Memory
Chapter 12: Emotion
Chapter 13: Stress and Coping
Chapter 14: Pain
Chapter 15: Motivation
Chapter 16: Feeding and Drinking
Chapter 17: Sexual Behaviour
Chapter 18: Drugs and Addiction
Chapter 19: Sleep and Walking
Chapter 20: Cognition and Action
Chapter 21: Consciousness
Chapter 22: When Things Go Wrong
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