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Definition of "psychobiology" []

  • The study of the effects of cognition, emotions, and experience on animal physiology. (noun)
  • The school of psychology that interprets personality, behavior, and mental illness in terms of responses to interrelated biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "psychobiology" in a sentence
  • "The author of the educational "Improbable Antics" is Dario Maestripieri, holder of a doctorate in psychobiology and someone who specializes in primate behavior."
  • "This work reinforces another lesson of developmental psychobiology, which is that the relevant aspects of the ontogenetic niche are"
  • "• Schumann resonances have gone beyond the boundaries of physics, invading medicine, raising interest in artists and musicians, and gaining interest from fringe fields such as psychobiology and yoga."