Psychobiology and Neurosciences

What is psychobiology?
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What is psychobiology?

 Psychobiology is a scientific discipline studies human behavior defined as a biological property. It integrates scientific approaches to analyze the biological processes and systems involved in human behavior and its relation to the environment with a special emphasis to the nervous system. Psychophysiology, behavioral neuroscience, behavioral neurobiology, biopsychology, etc., are some of the disciplines related to psychobiology, and among its branches are: neuropsychology, physiological psychology, psychopharmacology, and cognitive neuroscience.


Psychobiology approaches:

•    The human body as an integrated unity;
•    The biological processes and systems involved in human behavior;
•    The incorporation of the biological perspective in the study of psychological processes;
•    The active and adaptive response of the human body to the environment.

Psychobiology perspectives:

•    Description of human behavior;
•    Evolutional study of human behavior;
•    Observation of human behavior development and its biological characteristics throughout life;
•    Study of psychobiology applications such as human behavior disorders.

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