What does psychological mean?

Definitions for psychological
ˌsaɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəlpsy·cho·log·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. psychologicaladjective

    mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature

    "give psychological support"; "psychological warfare"

  2. psychologicaladjective

    of or relating to or determined by psychology

    "psychological theories"

Wiktionary

  1. psychologicaladjective

    Of or pertaining to psychology.

Wikipedia

  1. psychological

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Psychologicaladjective

    of or pertaining to psychology. See Note under Psychic

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. psychologique.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'psychological' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3477

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'psychological' in Adjectives Frequency: #470

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychological in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychological in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of psychological in a Sentence

  1. Bernard De Voto:

    Between the amateur and the professional...there is a difference not only in degree but in kind. The skillful man is, within the function of his skill, a different psychological organization...A tennis player or a watchmaker or an airplane pilot is an automatism but he is also criticism and wisdom.

  2. Precious:

    True peace can only be attained when spiritual and psychological balance is achieved.

  3. Sigmund Freud:

    Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities.

  4. Martha Ordonez:

    Femicide doesn't just happen from one day to the next. There's a history of threats, of psychological and physical abuse that gets worse, which often starts from the first boyfriend a girl has.

  5. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr:

    We don't only look at competence, but we also give a lot of room to psychological capabilities.

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