Research subject Biological psychology
Biological psychology is an interdisciplinary research area with a focus on understanding and explaining psychological functions with the help of underlying biological processes.
Examples of such processes can be physiological activity, especially the activity of the nervous system, as well as genetics and evolution. A few sub-areas that fall under the heading biological psychology are physiological psychology, comparative psychology and neuropsychology. Common to all sub-areas of biological psychology is that they assume that biological and psychological conditions are systematically related to each other, and that they seek to identify and map these relationships.
Source: The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences
Related research subjectPsychology
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Courses and programmes
The following courses are mainly in the area of biological psychology.
Please note the elegibility demands, which in some cases may include being admitted to an education programme.
For information about studying at the PhD level and finding courses in the area of clinical psychology, see the page Courses and programmes.
Around 5 PhD students study biological psychology at the Department of Psychology, leading to a new doctoral dissertation almost every year.
Departments and centres
The research in this subject at Stockholm University is mainly done within the Division of Biological Psychology at the Department of Psychology. Most researchers at the Stress Research Institute also belong to this Division. The researchers also collaborate with SUBIC, Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre.Department of Psychology Division of Biological Psychology Stress Research Institute SUBIC