What does Psychology mean?

Definitions for Psychology
saɪˈkɒl ə dʒipsy·chol·o·gy

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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.

Wikipedia

  1. Psychology

    Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. Psychology includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, including feelings and thoughts. It is an academic discipline of immense scope, crossing the boundaries between the natural and social sciences. Psychologists seek an understanding of the emergent properties of brains, linking the discipline to neuroscience. As social scientists, psychologists aim to understand the behavior of individuals and groups. Ψ (psi), the first letter of the Greek word psyche from which the term psychology is derived (see below), is commonly associated with the science. A professional practitioner or researcher involved in the discipline is called a psychologist. Some psychologists can also be classified as behavioral or cognitive scientists. Some psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior. Others explore the physiological and neurobiological processes that underlie cognitive functions and behaviors. Psychologists are involved in research on perception, cognition, attention, emotion, intelligence, subjective experiences, motivation, brain functioning, and personality. Psychologists' interests extend to interpersonal relationships, psychological resilience, family resilience, and other areas within social psychology. They also consider the unconscious mind. Research psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. Some, but not all, clinical and counseling psychologists rely on symbolic interpretation. While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also directed towards understanding and solving problems in several spheres of human activity. By many accounts, psychology ultimately aims to benefit society. Many psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role, practicing psychotherapy in clinical, counseling, or school settings. Other psychologists conduct scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behavior. Typically the latter group of psychologists work in academic settings (e.g., universities, medical schools, or hospitals). Another group of psychologists is employed in industrial and organizational settings. Yet others are involved in work on human development, aging, sports, health, forensic science, education, and the media.

ChatGPT

  1. psychology

    Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, primarily those affecting behavior in a given context. It encompasses the understanding of various mental processes and aspects such as consciousness, cognition, emotions, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. The discipline includes many sub-fields of study such as clinical, educational, health, developmental, social, and industrial psychology.

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.]

Wikidata

  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. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Finally, I realised that No One, howsoever you may consider dearest to you, will never mend their ways to appeal you, for they will only follow their own nature. Accept it! You may like it or dislike it. The irony is in the process there may be phases in individual’s lives where their actions/ behaviour may appease you, but that’s never to be misunderstood that they have changed for you. From an evolutionary psychology standpoint, that’s a rebellious attitude that shapes our society!”

  2. Amit Ray:

    The 114 Chakra psychology is a scientific process of balancing and synchronizing heart, head, body and mind for optimal health, happiness and well-being.

  3. Tim McGrath:

    I was going to therapists and reading tomes about psychology and PTSD and ways to get through it. But I was craving something I could just sit down and watch.

  4. Garrett Bess:

    This is yet another example of President Biden choosing the side of extremists on the Left, president Biden has used President Biden Justice Department to go after Texas lawmakers who fought to protect unborn children whose hearts are already beating and launched politicized lawsuits smearing voter ID laws as ‘ racist. ’ Now President Biden is attacking state legislators and forcing President Biden radical views on those who disagree with President Biden so-called ‘ Equality ’ Act that would endanger women and girls andstrip parents of the ability to help their children navigate important life decisions. CHRISTIAN SCHOLARS RIP PSYCHOLOGY STUDY CLAIMING THAT LGBTQ ACTIVISM POSES NO THREAT TO CHRISTIANS.

  5. Mike Loven:

    Definitely no master's degree for me, but Taleigh is already on her way toward a master's in psychology. I'm so proud of her.

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