psy·​cho·​phys·​i·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌsī-kō-ˌfi-zē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce psychophysiology (audio) \

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psychophysiologist \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˌfi-​zē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce psychophysiologist (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Over time, dealing with fires is something that combines art, science and the deepest psychophysiology of human performance under stress. ProPublica, "“Dead on Arrival”: A N.Y. Fire Chief’s COVID Journal," 5 Apr. 2020 Credit where credit is due, though: America invented the 3D-printable anal pneumatic base for psychophysiology research. Matt Simon, WIRED, "The Strange Saga of the Butt Plug Turned Research Device," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of psychophysiology

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychophysiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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psy·​cho·​phys·​i·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce psychophysiology (audio) \
plural psychophysiologies

Medical Definition of psychophysiology

: a branch of psychology that deals with the effects of normal and pathological physiological processes on mental functioning

called also physiological psychology, physiopsychology

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