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This Psychobiology study guide covers 7 topics in depth. These include Biological Basis of Sexuality, Hemispheric Lateralisation, Homeostasis and more, with multiple subtopics inside each of the main topic areas (see full list of topics below). It has been tailored to cater for Psychology students of all levels, from any University and has been specifically designed to improve both, the direction of your coursework research and the efficiency of your exam revision. 

  • Biological Basis of Sexuality
    • Genes and Hormones
    • Proteins
    • Steroid Hormones
    • Sex determination in mammals
    • Embryonic Development
    • Developmental Disorders
    • Brain Development
  • Hormones and Learning in Sexual Development
    • Defining Sex and Gender
    • Sex and Sexual Behaviour
    • Environmental Effects of Sexual Behaviour
    • Biological Basis of Learning
  • Hormonal Control of Sexual Behaviour
    • Effect of Emotional Arousal on Learning
    • Stress Hormones’ Involvement in Learning
    • The Neocortex Interprets Arousal
    • Hormones and Social Learning
    • Physiological Arousal and Sexual Attraction
  • Hemispheric Lateralisation
    • Brain and Behaviour
    • Animal Evidence for Structural Differences
    • Sex Differences in Animals vs Humans
    • Summary
  • Homeostasis: Control of Eating Behaviour
    • Homeostatic Systems
    • Eating Control
    • Structures
    • Cognitive Influences on Eating Control
    • Emotional Influences on Eating Control
  • Biological Rhythms: Sleep
    • Sleep and Wakefulness
    • Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN)
    • How to Measure Brain Activity
    • Multiple Systems
    • Life-Span Changes of Sleep Patterns
    • How Important is Sleep?
  • Evolution
    • Evolutionary Theory
    • Basics of Evolution
    • Adaption Trade-Offs
    • Dopamine
    • Watershed Model of Mental Disorders

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