What are Biological Clocks?
- Regular biological cycles of sleep, activity, and metabolism characteristic of each species (Butcher, Mineka & Hooley, 2004)
- Periodic physiological fluctuations in the body (Santrock, 2003)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Which physiological activities are considered rhythmic across species, and therefore can be predicted?
- How do these cycles or fluctuations help psychologists identify the biological underpinnings of certain maladaptive behaviors relevant to abnormalities in such cycles?