Welcome to the Biological Psychology Companion Website

This website is a companion to the textbook Biological Psychology: An Introduction to Behavioral, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience, Sixth Edition, by S. Marc Breedlove, Neil V. Watson, and Mark R. Rosenzweig, published by Sinauer Associates. The site is designed to help you learn and review key concepts, facts, and terminology from the textbook through a variety of interactive activities, animations, study questions, and other review resources.

To get started, click a chapter title below or a global resource listed on the left. To go directly to a specific resource, select a chapter and a resource type from the pull-down menus above, then click “Go.”

Instructors: In order for your students to be able to take the Online Quizzes, you must first register as an instructor. You can request instructor access via your account representative.

Resources by Chapter:

  1. Biological Psychology: Scope and Outlook

Part I: Biological Foundations of Behavior

  1. Functional Neuroanatomy: The Nervous System and Behavior
  2. Neurophysiology: The Generation, Transmission, and Integration of Neural Signals
  3. The Chemical Bases of Behavior: Neurotransmitters and Neuropharmacology
  4. Hormones and the Brain

Part II: Evolution and Development of the Nervous System

  1. Evolution of the Brain and Behavior
  2. Life-Span Development of the Brain and Behavior

Part III: Perception and Action

  1. General Principles of Sensory Processing, Touch, and Pain
  2. Hearing, Vestibular Perception, Taste, and Smell
  3. Vision: From Eye to Brain
  4. Motor Control and Plasticity

Part IV: Regulation and Behavior

  1. Sex: Evolutionary, Hormonal, and Neural Bases
  2. Homeostasis: Active Regulation of Internal States
  3. Biological Rhythms, Sleep, and Dreaming

Part V: Emotions and Mental Disorders

  1. Emotions, Aggression, and Stress
  2. Psychopathology: Biological Basis of Behavioral Disorders

Part VI: Cognitive Neuroscience

  1. Learning and Memory
  2. Attention and Higher Cognition
  3. Language and Hemispheric Asymmetry

Appendix & References