[ sahy-koh-fiz-ee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi /


the branch of physiology that deals with the interrelation of mental and physical phenomena.

Origin of psychophysiology

First recorded in 1830–40; psycho- + physiology

OTHER WORDS FROM psychophysiology

psy·cho·phys·i·ol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for psychophysiology

  • Leoh became a student once again, then a researcher, and finally a Professor of Psychophysiology.

    The Dueling Machine|Benjamin William Bova
  • The relations so determined constitute the newest of the sciences, psychophysiology or psychophysics.

    Herbert Spencer|J. Arthur Thomson
  • We owe to this our present-day experimental psychology or "psychophysiology," as the French call it.

British Dictionary definitions for psychophysiology

/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /


the branch of psychology concerned with the physiological basis of mental processes

Derived forms of psychophysiology

psychophysiological (ˌsaɪkəʊˌfɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepsychophysiologist, noun
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Medical definitions for psychophysiology

[ sī′kō-fĭz′ē-ŏlə-jē ]


The study of correlations between the mind, behavior, and bodily mechanisms.physiological psychology

Other words from psychophysiology

psy′cho•phys′i•o•logi•cal (-ə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.
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