Biological Psychology covers a broad spectrum of topics including evolutionary, neurobiological and molecular mechanisms of behavior. Research topics include neurobiology of monogamy, psychoneuroimmunology, evolutionary neurobiology, mathematical modeling of social behavior, environmental psychology, mate choice and reproductive relationships, effects of stress on social behavior, epigenetics and social behavior, and neurobiology of learning and memory.
Research programs are interdisciplinary and interact with programs across the biological sciences community at UC Davis. Students in Biological Psychology have access to a variety of approaches for their research programs. Advanced techniques in behavioral neuroscience are available including electrophysiology, imaging and molecular techniques.