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Biological psychology may be looked at as a hybrid of neuroscience and psychology. Practitioners of biological psychology may use their knowledge of the brain, from neurotransmitters to the cerebral cortex to treat their patients. Others may use this knowledge to search for biological causes for common mental illnesses, such as depression and schizophrenia.
Many psychologists focus largely on the mental processes of their patients. Biological psychologists work on the basis that there is an organic basis to mental processes, and that this requires them to understand the way that mental processes are instantiated in the brain. They recognize that treating the organic problem may be accomplished by talking as well as drugs.
Biopsychology, also known as Psychobiology or Behavioural Neuroscience , is the scientific study of the biological bases of behavior.
Divisions of psychobiology and biological psychology:Edit
- Physiological psychology
- Psychophysiology (also Physiopsychology)
- Cognitive neuroscience
- Comparative psychology
Related areas of scientific study that deal with the same fundamental area but have different emphases include:
- Biology of psychology
- Behavioral biology
- Dual inheritance theory
- Evolutionary developmental psychology
- Evolutionary psychology
- Human behavioral ecology
- Behavioral neurology