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.
- psy·cho·bi·o·log·i·cal [sahy-koh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌsaɪ koʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, psy·cho·bi·o·log·ic, adjective
- psy·cho·bi·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for psychobiology
psychol the attempt to understand the psychology of organisms in terms of their biological functions and structures
- psychobiological (ˌsaɪkəʊˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
- psychobiologically, adverb
- psychobiologist, noun
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