The Biological Psychology Program
There is a strong connection between the fields of Biology and Psychology. Psychology is often defined as the study of the mind and behavior. Contemporary psychologists understand and teach that all processes of the mind are ultimately the result of the functions of the brain. As a result, changing the brain -- either through disease, injury, surgery, pharmacology or even naturally over time -- changes our minds and the way we think, feel, behave, and ultimately perceive and understand our world. Understanding the connection between biology and behavior is critical in any health-related field involving patient interaction, but it is of particular importance in the areas of mental health and neuroscience.