Frederick Toates is a Professor of biological psychology at the Open University who has 40 years experience of teaching the subject across the UKand Europe. He has written widely on the subject and in many related areas, including consciousness, emotion, motivation and stress. Biological Psychology. Frederick M. An ideal guide to the spectrum of topics a student of biopsychology would want to read about. Toates' Biological Psychology is the most thoughtful and thought-provoking textbook for the field available today.
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Assuming no prior knowledge of biology and building upon previous editions, Biological Psychology third edition uses everyday experiences to explain complex concepts in an interesting and highly accessible way. This is complemented by a range of inventive pedagogical features and extensive full-colour illustrations to stimulate interest and help students to develop and test their understanding.
These include video clips, interactions, animations, self-test questions and research updates to help students consolidate their understanding and prepare for assessment. Students worldwide will enjoy this text as it sets a new benchmark for a life science approach to brain and behaviour.
The inclusion of evolutionary both ultimate function and phylogeny , neurobiological and developmental perspectives on brain and behaviour make this textbook a first choice for the next generation of undergraduates studying biology and psychology.
It arouses interest by focusing on the thought-provoking questions that arise within a study of biological psychology. The author's conversational style is helpful as he talks the reader through the more straightforward and also the more conceptually demanding sections.
Although accessible, the text provides a thorough account of key areas. It answers questions and stimulates interest. This up-to-date third edition retains the excellent pedagogical features of the previous edition.
This is an enormously useful textbook. The author understands the problems, questions and fascinations of biological psychology students. Toates is an excellent teacher and a real authority in this area. This textbook captures his knowledge and understanding, and his infectious love of the subject. Toates introduces the main topics of neuroscience in a beautifully simple yet highly informative manner. Each topic is covered in a massively integrative way.
This renders the text suitable for both students and lay readers, for both medics and psychologists, for both undergraduates and postgraduates.
Chapters are hugely informative and achieve the perfect combination of presenting scientific findings and research with the author's personal experience and good humour. This text is engaging at all times, and I strongly recommend it in the study of biological psychology. No stone is left unturned in the quest for understanding the brain. Biological Psychology offers its readers a lucid and well-balanced exploration of this conceptually challenging field.
Over the last decade I have found the various editions of this textbook invaluable as a teaching aid for my students. It is no mean feat to have improved on the second edition but Toates seems somehow to have managed it. I especially enjoyed the additional material on evolutionary psychology and, in particular, how this might help to explain both when things work out e.
Biological Psychology. Frederick M. Online resources accompanying the text can be found at www. Biological Psychology Frederick M.
Biological Psychology: An Integrative Approach
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Biological Psychology, 3rd Edition
Biological Psychology : An Integrative Approach. Frederick M. Behaviour, Psychobiology and Introduction to Neuroscience at the undergraduate level which assumes no prior understanding of science. In a visually appealing format, this text approaches the material from an "integrative approach" to help students see the big picture and how such aspects of the brain as neurotransmission and neuroanatomy relate to "real" psychological topics such as emotion, language and learning, sexual behaviour, anxiety, aggression, recovery from brain damage, depression, and pain. The book focuses on the structures and function of brain anatomy first, then introduces the resulting behaviours. By weaving examples and themes from the Social sciences with a solid introduction into the scientific concepts the book's narrative captures students' excitement and provides them with a foundation necessary for optimum understanding of this dynamic field of psychology.
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