The challenge of teaching bio-psychology is first getting students up to speed with the basic brain functions and terminology, before this can be applied to psychology, and then finally helping them develop critical thinking about the subject. This book uniquely addresses all three of these issues and provides a resource that supports students at each of these different levels of understanding.
Key features include:
• New video animations for the biology chapters and high-quality illustrations throughout, helping students grasp the basic neuroanatomy and microbiology.
• 'Check your understanding' questions in the book and MCQs online help students test their understanding and prepare for assessments.
• Chapters cover the need-to-know topics for psychology students with 'Insight' and 'Focus on Methods' boxes, highlighting these topics' relevance to the real-world.
• Spotlights build on the chapters, delving deeper into contemporary debates, issues and controversies around topical areas such as post-traumatic stress disorder, obesity and pain.
Animations Teaching Guide
PowerPoint of 'Focus on Methods' boxes
Chapter by chapter flashcards
Curated list of external videos
- New Chapter 1: What is Biological Psychology
- New Spotlight 6b: Pain
- New 'check your understanding' questions throughout body of text
- New critical thinking insight box and 'critical thinking' questions at the end of each chapter to encourage deeper analysis of biological psychology (often students think biopsych is all about facts and so struggle to think critically about the topic).
- More illustrations added
- Additional pedagogical boxes added (e.g. more Insight boxes)
- Text and pedagogy reviewed and updated throughout
- New content on: sleep patterns and biological rhythms, eating behaviour, stress and health and sexual differences