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The Biopsychology Colouring Book

The Biopsychology Colouring Book

First edition
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April 2021 | 148 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd


Getting to grips with the basics of Biological Psychology has never been so easy.  Each chapter guides you through the most important aspects of this topic using diagrams to help you better understand your course. From the nervous and sensory systems and how they communicate using neurotransmitters, synapses and pathways, to how the brain and body work together and how that impacts our behaviour, this book covers everything you need to know.

Actively learn by:

- Colouring in each image to solidify your understanding
- Completing labelling exercises to revise key details

Colouring is proven to help your brain make deep learning connections. Perfect for revision, this book will help you take a break from your screen whilst still building your knowledge and understanding to help you succeed. You’ll learn without even noticing and be able to recall the knowledge in class and exams with ease!


Chapter 1: Structure of the Nervous System
Chapter 2: Communication in the Nervous System
Chapter 3: Drugs and the Nervous System: Psychopharmacology
Chapter 4: Development and Degeneration in the Nervous System
Chapter 5: Learning and Memory
Chapter 6: Sensory Systems
Chapter 7: Motor Control
Chapter 8: Emotional Behaviours
Chapter 9: Motivated Behaviours


Sample Chapter
View a sample chapter of the Biopsychology Colouring Book

I found this a helpful way to shift gears from reading a textbook but remain focused on consolidating knowledge. It would make an excellent companion to learning and revision.

Nick Sherratt
Student, MSc Psychology (Conversion), University of Chester

A brilliant colouring book with concise, simple summaries that can be picked up and put down when you need to check your knowledge.


A fun and relaxing way to consolidate learning that can be looked back upon with ease as a revision tool!

Niamh Hunniford
Student, BSc Psychology, University of Chester

Clean and simple layout, clear instructions, accessible information, and attractive diagrams make it very appealing and engaging. It's a great interactive revision tool and learning prompt.


I am teaching bio psychology next term and this looks like a great idea for my students for learning all the different parts (and a refresher for myself too!) - Will recommend to the students!


A very clever, effective, and smart way of helping me progress within my studies of biopsychology. It made learning about the topic a lot more interesting and kept me engaged. Colouring also had the additional benefit of helping me stay relaxed whilst revising. Really helpful!

Emily May Watson
1st Year Student, BSc Psychology, University of Warwick

It has allowed me to not only associate names to different biological areas, but also colours, which improves my ability to remember and recall such information during my test and exams. Being able to combine my hobby with studying has created a very relaxing and enjoyable environment for me while using this book and has increased my motivation to continue working hard to reach my academic goals. 

Oluwasemilore Akande
2nd Year Student, BSc Psychology, University of Warwick

Combines the academic information together concisely and accurately allowing you to learn in a fun and less-stressful way!

Biology can be difficult to grasp, but the book summaries everything you need to know and gives you numerous opportunities to practice and apply your knowledge. It has helped with my studies and I can't think of any improvements that can be made to it!

Leah Lawrence
2nd Year Student, BSc Psychology, University of Warwick

Looks like a fun way to consolidate anatomical knowledge

Dr Tom Smulders
Division of Psychology, Newcastle University
February 21, 2022

Suzanne Higgs

Professor Suzanne Higgs has a degree in Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology from the Univer­sity of Oxford, UK. During her degree she became fascinated by the effects of drugs on the brain and behaviour, which motivated her to pursue a PhD in Psychopharmacology at the University of Durham. After her PhD, she worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford before moving to the University of Birmingham, UK to take up a faculty position in the School of Psychology. She has taught at all levels on the BSc in Psychology programme at Birmingham and has over 20 years of lecturing experience. She specialises in teaching... More About Author

Alison Cooper

Dr Alison Cooper’s interest in Neuroscience began during her Natural Sciences degree when she accidentally found herself studying the properties of neurones that form the circuit that controls grasshopper movement. She pursued an interest in understanding how the activity of neuronal cells could underpin behaviour for her PhD by researching the properties and functions of the parts of the brain that contribute to human motor behaviour. During this time, she became interested in neuropharmacology, and the link between synaptic neurotransmission and human function/ dysfunction has remained the focus of her thoughts. Following various... More About Author

Jonathan Lee

Professor Jonathan Lee has a degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Neuroscience, from the University of Cambridge. He has always been interested in the value of studying biological mechanisms in order to understand behaviour. This interest has been particularly focused on unconscious memories and their impact on behaviour. In his PhD and Postdoctoral research, also at the University of Cambridge, he studied the contribution of gene expression and pharmacological mechanisms in the processes underlying long-term fear and addictive drug memories. He has continued these research interests since moving to the University of Birmingham,... More About Author