Course 1: Respiratory Psychophysiology




A behavioral perspective of physiology is presented, paving the way for the practical implementation of biological learning principles for assessing, managing, and overcoming dysfunctional breathing and its effects. This course has been designed to set the conceptual stage for the practical weaving together of the physiology and psychology of breathing. Overall course objectives are organized around the psychology and physiology of breathing, including

(1) a basic understanding of behavioral physiology and its role in dysfunctional breathing;

(2) a conceptual overview of the fundamental physiological systems involved in breathing and respiration, and

(3) an overview of learned dysfunctional breathing and the mechanisms that account for its effects.