Psychology as a Biological Science

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Reviewed by Chelsea McCoy Asadorian, Instructor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, on 2/2/2018.

This textbook is very comprehensive in my opinion. It covers all the major areas of basic psychology and includes some in-depth discussion of … read more



Reviewed by Patti Harrison, Lecturer, Virginia Tech, on 6/21/2017.

I found this textbook to be quite comprehensive, including the "traditional" topics usually covered in a biopsychology text , but also adding … read more



Reviewed by Richard Deyo, Professor, Winona State University, on 8/22/2016.

If a comprehensive introduction to psychology as a biological science is expected from this 40-module open textbook, the reader will be disappointed. … read more


Table of Contents

  • Psychology as Science
  • Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Learning and Memory
  • Cognition and Language
  • Development
  • Social
  • Personality
  • Emotions and Motivation
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Well-Being

About the Book

This textbook provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on biological aspects of psychology. This includes more content related to neuroscience methods, the brain and the nervous system. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the textbooks.

About the Contributors


Robert Biswas-Diener has written a number of books including Happiness: Unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth and The Courage Quotient. He is senior editor for the free-textbook platform, Noba.

Ed Diener is a psychologist, professor, and author. Diener is a professor of psychology at the Universities of Utah and Virginia, and Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Illinois as well as a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization.