physiological psychology


physiological psychology

noun

Definition of PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

:  a branch of psychology that deals with the effects of normal and pathological physiological processes on mental life —called also psychophysiology

First Known Use of PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

1888

physiological psychology

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

physiological psychology

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Study of the physiological basis of behaviour. Traditional specializations in the field cover perception, motivation, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, or mental disorders. Also considered are other physical factors that affect the nervous system, including heredity, metabolism, hormones, disease, drug ingestion, and diet. An experimental science, physiological psychology relies heavily on laboratory research and quantitative data.

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