Introduction to Biopsychologyis a lively and engaging introduction to brain and behaviour. This edition has been substantially re-written and extended throughout to provide more information and detail on all key areas of the syllabus. Assuming no background knowledge in biology or psychology this book will help any biopsychology student keep abreast of the latest developments in this dynamic and forward-looking area of psychology. New topic coverage includes a comprehensive look at sensory systems which affect our perception and understanding of the world around us, and a unique insight into degenerative diseases of the brain including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. This new expanded edition leads the reader with ease through exciting and cutting edge research, including recent advances in cognitive neuroscience and genetics, which illustrates how the discipline is moving forward.
The companion website to Introduction to Biopsychology has also been substantially updated and can be found at www.pearsoned.co.uk/wickens. This fantastic learning tool provides additional support through interactive animations to bring study of the brain to life; mind maps to aid learning and retention of information; multiple choice questions and exercises to test progress; an essay-writing guide to assist with assignments and links to relevant websites for further research.
1. AN INTRODUCTION TO NEURONS, BRAINS, AND BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 2. THE VISUAL SYSTEM 3. SENSORY SYSTEMS OTHER THAN VISION 4. THE CONTROL OF MOVEMENT 5. HUNGER, SATIETY AND BODY WEIGHT 6. EMOTIONAL STATES 7. SLEEP AND CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS 8. SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOUR 9. LEARNING AND MEMORY 10. LANGUAGE AND COGNITION 11. THE BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF MENTAL ILLNESS 12. DRUGS AND ADDICTION 13. DEGENERATIVE DISEASES OF THE BRAIN 14. GENES AND BEHAVIOUR