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Essential Psychology: A Core Textbook offers both the specialist and non-specialist Psychology student the perfect companion at an affordable price. It represents a fresh alternative to the range of expensive, American-oriented titles on the market that are full of topics you need but also many you don’t need on your course. Written by a UK team of authors, it spans 18 accessibly-sized chapters but concentrates on the six fundamental topic areas that are taught at introductory level in the UK – Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology & The Psychology of Individual Differences – batching them into sections of 3 chapters each. The textbook is: stylish and presented in full colorhas an abundance of learning features to ...

How Our Brains Affect Our Behaviour: Biological Psychology
How our brains affect our behaviour: Biological psychology

My brain … that's my second favourite organ!' says Woody Allen (in Sleeper, 1973), and who can disagree with him? What a fantastic thing the brain is. It creates for us an amazing array of sounds, smells and tastes. It thinks, it remembers, it feels and it communicates. The more you think about it, the more remarkable it becomes. Roger Sperry, who was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work on brains, commented:

Prior to the advent of brain, there was no color and no sound in the universe, nor was there any flavor or aroma and probably rather little sense and no feeling or emotion. Before brains the universe ...

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