psycho biologist

psychobiology

[sahy-koh-bahy-ol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
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.
2.
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:
1900–05; < German Psychobiologie. See psycho-, biology

psychobiological [sahy-koh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , psychobiologic, adjective
psychobiologist, noun
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psychobiology (ˌsaɪkəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
psychol the attempt to understand the psychology of organisms in terms of their biological functions and structures
 
psychobiological
 
adj
 
psychobio'logically
 
adv
 
psychobi'ologist
 
n

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psychobiology psy·cho·bi·ol·o·gy (sī'kō-bī-ŏl'ə-jē)
n.

  1. The study of the biological foundations of the mind, emotions, and mental processes. Also called biopsychology.

  2. The school of psychiatry that interprets personality, behavior, and mental illness in terms of adaptive responses to biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors.


psy'cho·bi'o·log'ic (-bī'ə-lŏj'ĭk) or psy'cho·bi'o·log'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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