Front cover of The Routledge International Handbook of PsychobiologyProfessor Philip Murphy has published a new book: The Routledge International Handbook of Psychobiology. The main objective of this edited volume was to bring together cutting edge reviews from international experts on this topic.

In the cover notes Prof Kate Bullen (Head of School, Applied Social Science, University of Brighton) states “In The Routledge International Handbook of Psychobiology┬áPhilip Murphy has brought together a variety of experts to deliver an engaging and thought-provoking review of contemporary research in this core aspect of psychology. Throughout the chapters, which include classical areas of study such as sleep and drug addiction, and more innovative and intriguing topics such as the impact of mobile phone use and essential oils on cognitive function, the book skilfully teases apart the implications of reductionism within the context of socio-culturalism. This is a volume reflecting careful thought and a wide range of expertise. I am confident that it will be of considerable interest to a diverse range of Professor Philip Murphypsychologists.”

Frederick Toates (Emeritus professor of Biological Psychology, The Open University), writes “This is an exciting book with chapters written by a group of internationally known authors. It very effectively addresses cutting- edge material and manages to link the more ‘pure’ aspects of psychobiology with applications to real-world issues of health and well-being such as drugs, addiction, pain and stress. The editors and authors have done a good job in making the chapters acceptable. It will be very useful to researchers and students of psychology.”