Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person trained and educated to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An expert in the field of psychology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is versed in, devoted to, psychology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who studies, writes on, or is versed in psychology.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a scientist trained in psychology

Etymologies

psycholog(y) +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In most major institutes for gender-identity disorder in children worldwide, a psychologist is the central figure.

    A Boy's Life

  • According to a 2006 survey by the Stanford University School of Medicine, 5.8 percent of the U.S. population — about 17 million people — are compulsive shoppers, a label psychologist April Lane Benson applies to those who "spend so much time, energy or money on shopping that it's impacting [their] life in a negative way."

    Shopaholics’ Dilemma

  • “Decentering” is the term psychologist Jean Piaget uses to describe the capacity to take another person’s point of view.

    The Blessing of a B Minus

  • Satisficing is a term psychologist Barry Schwartz uses in his book, "The Paradox of Choice."

    The Huntington News RSS

  • Should this headline be Mind Hacks blogger says 'psychologist' is overused by sensationalist media or the more direct Media exploits reverence given to arbitrary title, says psychologist? indiecognition

    Fun Experiment - Boing Boing

  • Milo’s first move: calling in psychologist Alex Delaware.

    Bones by Jonathan Kellerman: Book summary

  • A pet psychologist is also called a veterinary behaviorist.

    Poll: 1 in 3 women say pets listen better than husbands

  • A domestic reckoning of sorts, the latest book by Apter, a psychologist, is an in-depth look at “the inescapable power of in-laws.”

    Cover to Cover

  • And of course, when the psychologist is speaking, it's private.

    NASA Psychologist Assists Trapped Chilean Miners

  • My psychologist is trying to do exactly that with me, and I hate even looking at myself in the mirror.

    Some Shape Of Beauty - Her Bad Mother

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