What does Psychology mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. psychology, psychological sciencenoun

    the science of mental life

Wiktionary

  1. psychologynoun

    The study of the human mind.

  2. psychologynoun

    The study of human behavior.

  3. psychologynoun

    The study of animal behavior.

  4. psychologynoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Psychologynoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [Psycho- + -logy: cf. F. psychologie. See Psychical.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Psychology in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Psychology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Psychology in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband:

    The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women… merely adored.

  2. Scott Brown:

    ( The China data) suggests the fragile nature of the market's psychology right now.

  3. Anindya Ghose:

    People are four times more likely to react negatively to 1,000-point drop in the stock market than 1,000-point gain and that psychology and mentality is going to spread across the markets.

  4. John Morton:

    Accredited centers also have the multidisciplinary team, with experts in psychology and nutrition, for example, to better take care of patients after surgery, it’s the whole culture, frankly.

  5. Naoki Tashiro:

    It is difficult for investors to sell Chinese shares now given the authorities' stance is very clear, still, until the spread of the virus stops, market stabilization steps won't completely change investor psychology.

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