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[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
1830-40; psycho- + physiology
Related forms
psychophysiologist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for psychophysiology
Historical Examples
  • 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 Forms
psychophysiological (ˌsaɪkəʊˌfɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
psychophysiologist, noun
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psychophysiology in Medicine

psychophysiology psy·cho·phys·i·ol·o·gy (sī'kō-fĭz'ē-ŏl'ə-jē)
The study of correlations between the mind, behavior, and bodily mechanisms. Also called physiological psychology.

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