Foundations of Biopsychology

Foundations of Biopsychology

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Foundations of Biopsychology is an excellent introduction to a fascinating field of study. This is the second edition of an already successful book, now thoroughly revised. It is up-to-date, comprehensive, and an ideal companion for any student undertaking biopsychology. It is particularly useful for students on semester-based courses. This is a lively, entertaining and truly interesting introduction to how the brain produces behaviour. The book does not assume any background knowledge in biology or psychology. Although academically rigorous, its subject matter is highly readable, easy to follow and thought-provoking. subject to help students gain a deeper understanding of the main themes in biopsychology. *exciting up-to-date research emphasising the ways in which the discipline is moving forward. *rewritten special interest boxes that help provide fascinating new insights into the brain in order to stimulate debate. These include boxes on how Einstein's brain was different; the effects of navigational experience on the shape of the brain; and how laughter affects the same areas of the brain as cocaine.There are also a variety of educational features to help guide students. These include: *bibliographies at the end of each chapter aimed specifically at students, not specialised readers, to encourage further reading. *lists of proven search terms to help students locate further relevant information on the Internet. Biopsychology and NeuroscienceEssay questions 1. What is the ... Do all addictive drugs work by causing the release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens? Helpful ... In what ways have learning and conditioning been shown to be important determinants of drug tolerance?

Title:Foundations of Biopsychology
Author: Andrew P. Wickens
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2005

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