Test Yourself: Biological Psychology: Learning through assessment

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Penney Upton, Dominic Upton
SAGE, Sep 21, 2011 - Psychology - 136 pages
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Test Yourself: Biological Psychology provides essential learning and practice through assessment for your psychology students. It enables year 1 and 2 undergraduates to assess their confidence and competence and prepare for the types of questions featured in their formal university assessments.

The book includes over 200 multiple-choice and extended multiple-choice questions, carefully designed to assess depth of knowledge. At the end of each chapter sample essay questions are provided, along with further guidance, to complement the multiple-choice questions and further test understanding. In addition, information is provided to help students make sense of their results and identify strengths and weaknesses.


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1 Introduction to biological psychology
2 The nervous system
3 Sensory systems I touch temperature and pain
4 Sensory systems II sight sound taste and smell
5 Motivation
6 Emotion
7 Learning and memory
8 Language
9 Consciousness
10 Behavioural genetics
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About the author (2011)

Penney Upton is a senior lecturer and course leader for psychology at the University of Worcester. Her subject specialism is developmental psychology, which she teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has experience of writing for edited books and as a reviewer for psychology textbooks.

Professor Dominic Upton is Head of Psychological Sciences and Chair of Health Psychology at the University of Worcester. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and was recently awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. His specialist interests are in the learning and teaching of psychology. He has published widely both on this topic and on studies relating to more specific issues in health psychology.

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