Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

2013 Edition
| Editors: Marc D. Gellman, J. Rick Turner

Psychophysiological

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1005-9_483

Definition

Psychophysiology is an interdisciplinary science concerned with the impact of psychological exposures and behavioral challenges on physiological systems. The adjective “psychophysiological” describes this impact. For example, the effect on blood pressure of exposure to a mental stress task would be described as a psychophysiological effect.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sport and Exercise SciencesUniversity of BirminghamEdgbastonUK