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BIOS Instant Notes in Physiological Psychology

1st Edition

By Hugh Wagner, Kevin Silber

Taylor & Francis

272 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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Instant Notes in Physiological Psychology provides a succinct overview of the key topics in physiological psychology, providing easy access to the core information in the field. Although physiological psychology is a required component of most degrees, the authors recognise that many students come from non-scientific backgrounds and may find the subject daunting. This book covers all of the essential topics in a format that is ideal for learning and rapid revision for students from all backgrounds. It can serve as a core text, supplemented by readings in the original literature, as a reference guide for students and lecturers alike, or as an ideal revision revision guide prior to exams.

Instant Notes in Physiological Psychology is primarily intended for students taking a first course in the subject, but can also be used as an introduction to the field for undergraduates and graduates from other subject areas.


"This book successfully tackles a rather complicated and daunting subject, physiological psychology, and presents it in a more student-friendly form. This presentation promotes confidence and mastery of the material" (Doody's Review Service)

"This book will be best served by those within the field of psychology, notably undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, professors of psychology, like myself, will find this book to be a quick reference and an occasional refresher or springboard for research. The authors bring with them a number of years of teaching physiological psychology, and it clearly shows." (Doody's Review Service)

"Pound for pound, one of the finer supplementary books available today. Well-written, easy-to-use, and a strong resource for students. Highly recommended!" (Doody's Review Service)

Table of Contents

A. The Science of physiological psychology. B. Neural conduction and synaptic transmission. C. The central nervous system. D. The peripheral nervous system. E. The endocrine system. F. Psychopharmacology. G. Vision. H. Audition. I. Other senses. J. Movement. K. Biological rhythms and sleep. L. Regulation of internal states. M. Eating. N. Reproductive behavior. O. Emotion. P. Learning and memory. Q. Language. R. Psychopathology. References. Further Reading. Index.

About the Series

Instant Notes

The Instant Notes series provides concise coverage of each subject, providing easy access to essential information. Each book:

  • focuses on core information
  • enables the reader to grasp the subject quickly and easily
  • offers a structural approach to learning
  • provides the essential facts with detailed explanations and clear illustrations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Physiological Psychology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology (see also Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology)
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General