- the use of biological methods to study normal and abnormal emotional and cognitive processes, as the anatomical basis of memory or neurochemical abnormalities in schizophrenia.
- the branch of biology dealing with the relations or interactions between body and behavior, especially as exhibited in the nervous system, receptors, effectors, or the like.
Origin of psychobiology
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We have frequently spoken of it, however, as a psychobiological reaction.Benign Stupors
- psychol the attempt to understand the psychology of organisms in terms of their biological functions and structures
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- The study of the biological foundations of the mind, emotions, and mental processes.biopsychology
- The school of psychiatry that interprets personality, behavior, and mental illness in terms of adaptive responses to biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors.
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