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Understanding Biological Psychology

ISBN: 978-0-631-21954-5
568 pages
October 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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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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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

Part I: Foundations:.

2. Evolution and Genetics.

3. Brain Structure and Function.

4. Neurons and Neurotransmission.

5. Sensory and Motor Systems.

6. The Neuroendocrine System.

7. Learning and Neural Plasticity.

Part II: Approaches:.

8. Neuropsychology.

9. Psychophysiology.

10. Neuroimaging.

11. Neurophysiology.

12. Psychopharmacology.

13. Psychogenomics.

Part III: Applications:.

14. Clinical Disorder I: Depression.

15. Clinical Disorder II: Anxiety.

16. Clinical Disorder III: Schizophrenia.

17. Personality: Emotion and Motivation.

18. Cognition: Computation and Consciousness.

Glossary.

References.

Index of Subjects.

Index of Authors

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Philip J. Corr is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wales, Swansea.
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  • a distinctive and student-friendly textbook;


  • 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;


  • 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.

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"Understanding Biological Psychology is really biology for psychology rather than a watered-down biology text. Its great strength is bridge building across the many areas of psychology. As a geneticist, I especially appreciated the way the book integrates the latest genetic advances, something seldom seen in biological psychology textbooks" Robert Plomin, Institute of Psychiatry, London. <!--end-->


"Here is a textbook writer who encourages students to reflect on wider implications of research findings." The Psychologist

“Gives conceptual clarity to a complex field in covering a core area of the undergraduate syllabus, focussing on end uses of biological psychology rather than treating it as an end in itself.”
Times Higher Education Supplement

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