Biological Psychology: An Integrative Approach

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Pearson Education, 2001 - Psychology - 650 pages
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Biological PsychologyAn Integrative Approach FREDERICK TOATESBiological Psychology is a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the biological bases of experience and behaviour. It adopts a gentle hand-holding approach, explaining the fundamental importance of a knowledge of biology in order to grasp and understand behaviour. The level of presentation assumes no prior knowledge of biology. A wide range of topics are covered, including emotion, stress, consciousness, pain, feeding, drinking and sex. The author's approach carefully integrates related areas of study such as neural science and ethology as well as relevant areas within general psychology.Key Features? Packed with rich four-colour diagrams and illustrations? Assumes no prior knowledge of biology? Enhanced student-friendly pedagogy with numerous learning aids in every chapter to ensure comprehension? Includes coverage of American and European research? Companion Web Site contains multiple choice and revision questions, useful web links and 'signposts' to the latest research material With its accessible approach and comprehensive coverage, Biological Psychology will be essential, and enjoyable, reading for all students

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Introducrion
6
Integrating explanations
19
integrating systems
51
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Frederick Toates is a distinguished psychologist and reader in psychobiology at the Open University in the UK.

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