Articles on Psychobiology, the study of mental functioning and behavior in relation to other biological processes. The topics tackle the effects of cognition, emotions, and experience on animal physiology.
Have you tried gorilla on a basketball court perception test? Do you know what it implicates? Find out in this article, "Gorillas in our Midst".
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time rhesus monkeys and humans share a specific perceptual mechanism, configural perception, for discriminating among the numerous faces they encounter daily.
A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports a significant breakthrough in explaining gaps in scientists' understanding of human brain function.
Experimental evidence reveals that chimpanzees will help other unrelated humans and conspecifics without a reward, showing that they share crucial aspects of altruism with humans.
Orphaned chimpanzee infants given special ‘mothering’ by humans are more advanced than the average child at nine months of age.
Women who have bulimia in pregnancy have more symptoms of anxiety and depression compared to pregnant women without eating disorders.
A University of Iowa professor is making a case for a new eating disorder she calls purging disorder.
Women with bulimia nervosa appear to respond more impulsively during psychological testing than those without eating disorders
Why bother running on hind legs when the four you've been given work perfectly well?
Keeping warm isn't the only reason lizards and other cold-blooded critters bask in the sun.
Humans are not alone in their desire to conform to cultural norms, according to new study findings that confirm, for the first time, chimpanzees share the same conformist tendencies.
For 30 years, scientists have been studying stone-handling behavior in several troops of Japanese macaques to catch a unique glimpse of primate culture.
Even the tiny, mild-mannered fruit fly can be a little mean sometimes – especially when there’s a choice bit of rotten fruit to fight over.
Serotonin is a major signaling chemical in the brain, and it has long been thought to be involved in aggressive behavior in a wide variety of animals as well as in humans.
A suite of genes that affect aggression in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been identified.
Baroque classical music in the reading room can help improve radiologists work lives, potentially improving diagnostic efficiency and accuracy
A brief essay on depression
The past and future of behavior analysis in developmental disabilities: When good news is bad and bad news is good
This article provides a brief historical overview that outlines the temporal contiguity of developments in both behavior analysis and developmental disabilities, illustrating how each has contributed to the other.
Geographers study physical environments, human behavior that changes physical environments, and resulting regionally distinct landscapes.
Personality, Personality “Theory” And Dissociative Identity Disorder: What Behavior Analysis Can Contribute And Clarify
Behavior analytic accounts of Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, are rarely presented in depth.