Chapter Outlines

By the end of this chapter, you will:

  • Outline three interacting biological systems and understand their primary role in the regulation of health and illness: the nervous system, endocrine system and immune system
  • Gain an understanding of how each system works and the interactions between these systems
  • Show awareness of the circadian clock in the regulation of behaviour and mood
  • Understand the role of the microbiome
  • Describe and discuss research on psychoneuroimmunology
  • Define and describe the role played by homeostasis in the creation of stability and equilibrium