Dictionary.com

psychophysiology

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

noun
the branch of physiology that deals with the interrelation of mental and physical phenomena.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of psychophysiology

First recorded in 1830–40; psycho- + physiology

OTHER WORDS FROM psychophysiology

psy·cho·phys·i·ol·o·gist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use psychophysiology in a sentence

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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for psychophysiology

psychophysiology
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

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

Derived forms of psychophysiology

psychophysiological (ˌsaɪkəʊˌfɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepsychophysiologist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for psychophysiology

psychophysiology
[ sī′kō-fĭz′ē-ŏlə-jē ]

n.
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK