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Overview

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.

Features

  • 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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Editorial Reviews

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"Toates holds out a friendly hand and offers to guide new psychology students through the groundwork they will need before they can move on to a more critical and indepth study of the topics covered. For psychology students with little experience of biology, the concepts they encounter in their first year of study can be intimidating. Having Biological Psychology to hand will ease their transition into an exciting multidisciplinary subject and hopefully inspire them to read further about the biological foundations of the human mind." - Reviewed by Tom Hardwicke, University of Birmingham in Psychology Learning & Teaching

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273734994
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/5/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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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