Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of psychology that deals with the relationships between physical stimuli and sensory response.

psy′cho·phys′i·cal adj.
psy′cho·phys′i·cal·ly adv.
psy′cho·phys′i·cist (-fĭz′ĭ-sĭst) n.


(Psychology) a person who specializes in psychophysics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychophysicist - a psychologist trained in psychophysics
psychologist - a scientist trained in psychology
References in periodicals archive ?
Sperry, a psychophysicist, held that the human brain has the capacity to monitor and govern itself.
In 1957, American psychophysicist Stanley Smith Stevens introduced a simple but powerful law which explains how magnifying human perception changes with the strength of a physical stimulus [16].
Meanwhile I want you to take over interviewing that psychophysicist staying up in Limestone Correctional as a guest of the state of Alabama.
Indeed, Miller's career began in a Harvard basement office next to that of renowned experimental psychophysicist Stanley Smith Stevens, whilst B.
As part of a fundamental reflection on the theoretical underpinnings of the statistical analysis, Hand (1996) has expanded on the opening provided by Velleman and Wilkinson (1993), who were criticizing the psychophysicist Stevens' (1951) data measurement scale hierarchy (nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio) that has become almost routinely accepted in much of scientific work, especially the social sciences and business research.
When the vice president of marketing for Vlasic, the country's best-known pickle manufacturer, realized no one really knew much about the types of pickles people like, he asked psychophysicist Howard Moskowitz to help.
In other words, if a psychophysicist can only afford, say, 400 trials, what psychophysical method should he/she use to ensure an optimal deployment?

Full browser ?