psy·​cho·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌsī-kō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce psychobiology (audio) \

Definition of psychobiology

: the study of mental functioning and behavior in relation to other biological processes

Other Words from psychobiology

psychobiological \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˌbī-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce psychobiology (audio) \ or less commonly psychobiologic \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˌbī-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce psychobiology (audio) \ adjective
psychobiologist \ ˌsī-​kō-​bī-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce psychobiology (audio) \ noun

Examples of psychobiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a video interview attached to the study, Daisy Fancourt, an associate professor of psychobiology and epidemiology at the University of Central London, discusses the role the arts can play in medical treatment. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2020 Not so long ago, the Sackler name was stamped across the most rarified perches in Manhattan—in the psychobiology department at Columbia University, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and at the Museum of Natural History. Alexander Sammon, The New Republic, 18 Oct. 2019 This happens for several reasons, says Bertha Madras, a professor of psychobiology at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, 8 Jan. 2018 Meanwhile, the Sackler institutes at Cornell, Columbia, McGill, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sussex, and King’s College London tackle psychobiology, with an emphasis on early childhood development. Christopher Glazek, Esquire, 16 Oct. 2017 The commission also includes Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, and the Harvard Medical School psychobiology professor Bertha Madras. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, 31 July 2017 Huntington Beach High School Major: psychobiology Why this school? Heide Janssen, Orange County Register, 15 June 2017 See More

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychobiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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psy·​cho·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -bī-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce psychobiology (audio) \
plural psychobiologies

Medical Definition of psychobiology

: the study of mental functioning and behavior in relation to other biological processes

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