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  1. Amy Jo Marcano-Reik,
  2. Mark S. Blumberg

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0599

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Marcano-Reik, A. J. and Blumberg, M. S. 2010. Neuroscience. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. University of Iowa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


One of the primary goals of psychology is to understand the biological, experiential, and social factors that shape and guide behavior. Neuroscientists share this goal, but focus their efforts toward understanding how the central and peripheral nervous systems control behavior.