Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

Living Edition
| Editors: Marc Gellman

Psychophysiological

  • Douglas CarrollEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6439-6_483-2

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 BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Anna C. Whittaker
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  1. 1.School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation SciencesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK