Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience

S. Marc Breedlove, Michigan State University and Neil V. Watson, Simon Fraser University
S. Marc Breedlove, Michigan State University and Neil V. Watson, Simon Fraser University

Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience

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A NEW EDITION has published!


A NEW EDITION has published!

Biological Psychology NewsLink

This continuously updated site provides links to thousands of news stories in the field, all organized by both keyword and textbook chapter. The site is designed to help instructors keep up with the latest news in the field and find interesting topics for lectures or discussions and to provide students with an appreciation of the wide-ranging applications of the material they are studying in the course.

For the Student

Companion Website (
The Biological Psychology Companion Website contains a wide range of study and review resources to help students master the material presented in the textbook, as well as coverage of additional topics. For each chapter of the textbook, the site includes:

  • Detailed Chapter Summaries/Outlines that link to all of the resources on the site, forming a complete review of each chapter
  • Self-Study Questions that help the student master the full range of material in each chapter
  • Animations & Videos that illustrate many of the complex, dynamic concepts and processes of biological psychology
  • Activities that help the student review key structures and processes
  • Online Quizzes (including both multiple-choice and essay questions) that test the student's grasp of the material, with results stored in the online gradebook (instructor registration required)
  • Flashcards & Key Terms activities that review and reinforce the many new terms introduced in each chapter
  • “A Step Further,” offering advanced coverage of selected topics, allowing students to explore topics more deeply
  • A Glossary that provides quick access to definitions of all the important terminology used in the textbook

For the Instructor (available to qualified adopters)

Instructor’s Resource Library
The Seventh Edition Instructor’s Resource Library includes a variety of resources to aid you in the planning of your course, the development of your lectures, and the assessment of your students, including:

  • Figures and Tables: All of the line-art illustrations, photographs, and tables from the textbook are provided as both high-resolution and low-resolution JPEGs, all optimized for use in presentation software (such as PowerPoint)
  • PowerPoint Resources:Three different types of PowerPoint presentations are provided for each chapter of the textbook:
    • All figures, photos, and tables
    • A complete lecture presentation, including selected figures
    • Animations and videos
  • Videos: A collection of video segments for use in lecture
  • Animations: These detailed animations help enliven lectures and illustrate dynamic processes.
  • Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank in Word format
  • Computerized Test Bank: The entire Test Bank is provided in Diploma format (software included) making it easy to quickly assemble exams using any combination of publisher-provided and custom questions. Includes the Companion Website quiz questions.

Instructor's Manual and Test Bank
(included in the Instructor's Resource Library)
The Biological Psychology Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank includes useful resources for planning your course, lectures, and exams. For each chapter of the textbook, the IM includes the following:

  • Chapter Overview that gives a big-picture snapshot of what is covered in the chapter
  • A complete Chapter Outline
  • A set of Key Concepts that break the chapter down into its core elements
  • Detailed Lecture Outlines that can save time in preparing lectures
  • Additional References for lecture/course development
  • Comprehensive Exam Questions, including multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, essay, definition, and paragraph development questions that cover the full range of material in each chapter (Companion Website quiz questions included)

Online Quizzing
The Companion Website includes online quizzes that can be assigned by instructors or used as self-review exercises. For each chapter of the textbook, a set of multiple-choice question and a set of essay questions are provided. Quizzes can be customized with any combination of the default questions and an instructor’s own questions, and can be assigned as desired. Results of the quizzes are stored in the online gradebook. (Instructors must register in order for their students to be able to take the quizzes.)

If you have adopted this text for course use (within the U.S. or Canada) and are interested in the instructor’s supplements that accompany the text, please contact Linda VandenDolder, [email protected]. Outside the U.S. or Canada? Check the orders and returns page for the distributor in your region.