I recently realized that the label “biological psychology” is quite popular among some psychologists, including at my university. For example, there are core courses, journals, and textbooks with that name. “Biological psychology” is used as roughly synonymous with “behavioral neuroscience,” which is another label popular in the same circles and explicitly refers to a subset of neuroscience simpliciter. In light of the received view in philosophy of mind (at least since the 1970s) that psychology is autonomous from and irreducible to neuroscience, I find it intriguing that some psychologists equate their discipline with (as subset of) neuroscience.
Question: does anyone know when, where, how, and why these labels (“biological psychology”, “behavioral neuroscience”) originated?