Psychobiologists research how psychological factors like cognition, mood and appraisal combine with biological events like stress physiology, changes in brain function, and pharmacological effects, to shape the human experience.
The Psychobiology Section of the BPS provides a forum for the discussion and professional issues for people with interests in the more biological aspects of psychology, and its primary aim is to complement the functions of specialised research groups within these various areas.
Its present membership includes those active in multiple fields of psycho-physiology, including:
- physiological psychology
- animal behaviour
- behavioural genetics
- learning theory
And it is the constant striving to understand these mind-body interactions which provides psychobiology with a unique perspective on humanity.