Biological Psychology: An Illustrated Survival Guide by Paul Aleixo

By Paul Aleixo

“This exceptional creation to organic Psychology brings the topic to existence in a fashion that no conventional textbook can. i'll definitely be recommending it.”   Brian Wink, Southampton Solent University"My first reaction was that it used to be either inventive and brave. Having learn it, i might upload that it additionally makes an important contribution to the on hand texts on organic psychology. This approach is simply what scholars are having a look for.”   Graham Mitchell, collage of NorthamptonTaking a refreshingly leading edge method of the topic, organic Psychology: An Illustrated Survival consultant makes use of cartoons as an efficient educating medium. every one bankruptcy is organised right into a mini lecture, and gives an available creation to key subject matters including:The mind and fearful systemVision and auditionThe mechanical and chemical sensesEmotions and sexual behaviourMemory and learningIntended to counterpoint conventional textbooks within the sector, organic Psychology: An Illustrated Survival advisor presents undergraduate and ‘A’ point scholars with another advent to biological psychology and an precious examine reduction.

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However, this was not always the dominant idea. Ancient cultures, including the Egyptian, Indian and Chinese, considered the heart to be the seat of thoughts and emotions. The ancient Greek philosophers Hippocrates (460–370 BC) and Galen (AD 130–200) both suggested the brain as the source of these phenomena whilst Aristotle (384–322 BC) believed the brain was there to cool the passions of the heart! French philosopher Renée Descartes (1596–1650) was one of the first people to see the human body as a machine and he suggested that a separate entity called the mind controlled the brain and nervous system and it worked as a sort of hydraulic pump.

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