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Biological psychology: Psychoneuroimmunology

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It has been shown that the bodies neuroendocrine system responds to psychological variables such as stress. It has also been shown that endocrine changes effect immunological competence. Psychneuroimmunology is the field of study that draws this knowledge together to illuminate the mechanisms mediating the effect of psychological factors on aspects of immunological functioning.

References & Bibliography

Key texts


  • Evans,P Hucklebridge,F and Clow,A (2000).Mind, Immunity and Health: The Science of Psychoneuroimmunology. Free Association Books. ISBN 1853434876
  • Daruna,JH {2004)Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology. Academic Press.ISBN 0122034562
  • Vedhara,K and Irwin,M (2005).Human Psychoneuroimmunology.OUP. ISBN 0198568843


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