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.

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

  2. psychologynoun

    The study of human behavior.

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

  3. psychologynoun

    The study of animal behavior.

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

  4. psychologynoun

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

    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

    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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  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. Scott Brown:

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

  2. Andreas Lubitz:

    Psychology can explain why somebody would turn rage inward on themselves about the fact that maybe they weren't going to keep doing their job and they're upset about that and so they're suicidal, but there is no mental illness that explains why somebody then feels entitled to also take that rage and turn it outward on 149 other people who had nothing to do with the person's problems.

  3. Gerald Weinberg, "The Psychology of Computer Programming":

    We have come through a strange cycle in programming, starting with the creation of programming itself as a human activity. Executives with the tiniest smattering of knowledge assume that anyone can write a program, and only now are programmers beginning to win their battle for recognition as true professionals. Not just anyone, with any background, or any training, can do a fine job of programming. Programmers know this, but then why is it that they think that anyone picked off the street can do documentation? One has only to spend an hour looking at papers written by graduate students to realize the extent to which the ability to communicate is not universally held. And so, when we speak about computer program documentation, we are not speaking about the psychology of computer programming at all - except insofar as programmers have the illusion that anyone can do a good job of documentation, provided he is not smart enough to be a programmer.

  4. Michael Bowling:

    A lot of what can be attributed to psychology of the game actually falls out of the mathematics, they want to win at poker by preventing the opponent from gaining any advantage.

  5. Phil Orlando:

    The psychology of the market has been horribly negative for the last couple of weeks, what turned the market around today was plain and simple: the Michigan number was outstanding.

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