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

Origin of psychophysiology

First recorded in 1830–40; psycho- + physiology
Related formspsy·cho·phys·i·ol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for psychophysiology

Historical Examples of psychophysiology

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

    The Dueling Machine

    Benjamin William Bova

  • We owe to this our present-day experimental psychology or "psychophysiology," as the French call it.

  • The relations so determined constitute the newest of the sciences, psychophysiology or psychophysics.

    Herbert Spencer

    J. Arthur Thomson

British Dictionary definitions for psychophysiology



the branch of psychology concerned with the physiological basis of mental processes
Derived Formspsychophysiological (ˌsaɪkəʊˌfɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepsychophysiologist, noun
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psychophysiology in Medicine




The study of correlations between the mind, behavior, and bodily mechanisms.physiological psychology
Related formspsy′cho•phys′i•o•logi•cal (-ə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.
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