'Very readable and should be accessible to students studying biological psychology with minimal science background' Martin R Yeomans, University of Sussex 'An ideal guide to the spectrum of topics a student of biopsychology would want to read about.' Patricia Roberts, University of Bedfordshire 'Toates' Biological Psychology is the most thoughtful and thought-provoking textbook for the field available today. His narrative enriches the experience for all readers and leads students through important issues. Written in a clear and engaging style, Toates combines what is best in biological psychology' Kent Berridge, University of Michigan Biological Psychology , second edition, provides a comprehensive and lively introduction to the core topics, concepts, research and debates that are central to our understanding of the brain and the biological basis of our behaviour. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and fully updated and includes an expanded treatment of evolutionary psychology. Assuming no prior knowledge of biology, the text uses everyday experiences to fully explain complex concepts in an interesting and 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. Features: A user-friendly approach guides students without a background in biology through the course of topics, without sacrificing depth or detail. Learning outcomes, section summaries and 'test your knowledge' questions are included to aid the learning process and allow students to manage their progress. ?Signposts' and ?bringing things together' highlight the connections within and between fields of study to encourage a wider and more considered understanding. An extended introduction and a new boxed feature on evolutionary psychology ensures students are informed by the debates within this topical area. ?A personal angle' introduces key figures connected with each area. Online resources accompanying the text can be found at www.pearsoned.co.uk/toates These include interactions, animations, justifications for ?test your knowledge' questions, and a range of question material to help consolidate understanding. ?Further reflections' on selected topics and research updates are also available to challenge students to achieve a deeper understanding. Frederick Toates is a Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University who has 40 years experience of teaching the subject across the UK and Europe. He has written widely on the subject and in many related areas, including consciousness, emotion, motivation and stress.Toates, Fred is the author of 'Biological Psychology with Companion Website with GradeTracker', published 2007 under ISBN 9781405854016 and ISBN 1405854014.