Definitions for psychologysaɪˈkɒl ə dʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

psy•chol•o•gysaɪˈkɒl ə dʒi(n.)(pl.)-gies.

  1. the science of the mind or of mental states and processes.

    Category: Psychology

  2. the science of human and animal behavior.

    Category: Psychology

  3. the sum of the mental states and processes characteristic of a person or class of persons.

    Category: Psychology

  4. mental ploys or strategy:

    He used psychology to get a promotion.

    Category: Psychology

Origin of psychology:

1675–85; < NL psȳchologia

Princeton's WordNet

  1. psychology, psychological science(noun)

    the science of mental life

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. psychology(noun)ɪˈkɒl ə dʒi

    the science that studies the mind and behavior

    a degree in psychology

  2. psychologyɪˈkɒl ə dʒi

    the way a particular person or group thinks, especially in a particular situation

    the psychology of investing

Wiktionary

  1. psychology(Noun)

    The study of the human mind.

  2. psychology(Noun)

    The study of human behavior.

  3. psychology(Noun)

    The study of animal behavior.

  4. psychology(Noun)

    The mental, emotional, and behavioral characteristics pertaining to a specified person, group, or activity.

  5. Origin: From psychologie, from psychologia, from + -logia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Psychology(noun)

    the science of the human soul; specifically, the systematic or scientific knowledge of the powers and functions of the human soul, so far as they are known by consciousness; a treatise on the human soul

Freebase

  1. Psychology

    Psychology is an academic and applied discipline that involves the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors. Psychology has the immediate goal of understanding individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases, and by many accounts it ultimately aims to benefit society. In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist and can be classified as a social, behavioral, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and neurobiological processes that underlie certain cognitive functions and behaviors. Psychologists explore concepts such as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. Psychologists of diverse stripes also consider the unconscious mind. Psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in opposition, to employing empirical and deductive methods, some—especially clinical and counseling psychologists—at times rely upon symbolic interpretation and other inductive techniques. Psychology has been described as a "hub science", with psychological findings linking to research and perspectives from the social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, and the humanities, such as philosophy.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. psychology

    The science of human minds and their relationship one to another.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Psychology

    The science dealing with the study of mental processes and behavior in man and animals.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'psychology' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3707

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'psychology' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4340

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'psychology' in Nouns Frequency: #1510


Translations for psychology

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

psychology(noun)

the study or science of the human mind.

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