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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. Liu Ting-ting:

    A battle of psychology people are more concerned as to... whether they can put food on the table.

  2. Adelia Johnson:

    It wasn't a red flag, which I know is weird to a lot of people, but given the context of him being a psychology student and fascinated in the psychology of these things, that's what made it digestible.

  3. Takefumi Kikusui:

    Oxytocin has many positive impacts on human physiology and psychology.

  4. Adnan Khan:

    Imams are not equipped on how to understand and really handle possible recruits, there needs to be a set program. They are scholars of religion, but not scholars of violent extremism and psychology.

  5. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    The Fed is confused and their confusion spills into investor psychology.

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