What does psychology mean?

Definitions for psychology
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. psychology, psychological science(noun)

    the science of mental life

Wiktionary

  1. psychology(Noun)

    The study of the human mind.

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

  2. psychology(Noun)

    The study of human behavior.

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

  3. psychology(Noun)

    The study of animal behavior.

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

  4. psychology(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Psychology(noun)

    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. Tim McGrath:

    I thought that by showing our stories and honoring the survivors that I went through the healing process with, we could help some other folks, 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.

  2. Andy Murray:

    I think when it comes to psychology it has to be something that the player wants and the player buys into, when it's someone else's suggestion in the past I haven't felt like it's worked. But just now I think it's working well.

  3. Robert Phipps:

    There is certainly potential for the resulting social unrest to hurt certain businesses like retailers and restaurants, and for it to further dent consumer and business sentiment, it is even possible, particularly if the unrest continues and spreads, that it would, all other things being equal, have a significant impact on investor psychology and the markets.

  4. 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!”

  5. Kathleen Vohs:

    Clutter is very stressful on people's psychology, and there have been a number of studies that have looked at what clutter does to people's minds, and from that we can take the perspective that things that are tightly organized are going to have the opposite effect.

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