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psychobiology

[¦sī·kō·bī′äl·ə·jē]
(psychology)
The school of psychiatry and psychology in which the individual is considered as the sum of his environment as well as being considered a physical organism.
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The right-/left-brain concept is widely credited to have developed from the thinking of American psychobiologist Roger Sperry in the late 1960s.
That raises the possibility of a risk to pregnant women and young children, said the scientists, led by psychobiologist Mark Ansorge at Columbia University in New York.
In 1994 the court rejected standing for a psychobiologist because her injury would only be suffered if she chose to engage in work with laboratory animals.
In a Genetico-funded project, young psychobiologist Jeannie Ferrami - played by Top Gun's Kelly McGillis- is studying the link between genes and behavioural patterns, and hoping to prove her theory that in most pairs of identical twins there is a `good' and a `bad' sibling.
The research of psychobiologist Jack Panksepp may also corroborate this idea.
Psychobiologist Carolyn Granier-Deferre of Paris Descartes University and her colleagues asked 50 pregnant women to listen to a descending piano melody twice daily.
"We don't yet know if these interactions contribute to the mother-infant bond and to the infant's emotional and cognitive development," cautions Dario Maestripieri, a psychobiologist at the University of Chicago.
"All formulas are not alike," said study lead author Julie Mennella, a developmental psychobiologist at Monell.
"We've documented a level of self-awareness in bottlenose dolphins that occurs rarely in the animal world," says psychobiologist Diana Reiss of Columbia University.