from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science that deals with mental processes and behavior.
- n. The emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual, group, or activity: the psychology of war.
- n. Subtle tactical action or argument used to manipulate or influence another: He used poor psychology on his employer when trying to make the point.
- n. Philosophy The branch of metaphysics that studies the soul, the mind, and the relationship of life and mind to the functions of the body.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of the human mind.
- n. The study of human behavior.
- n. The study of animal behavior.
- n. The mental, emotional, and behavioral characteristics pertaining to a specified person, group, or activity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of the phenomena of mind; mental science.
- n. The special psychology of any single group of living things: a common term for folk psychology, professional psychology, race psychology, ethnic psychology, psychology of peoples, etc.
- n. The science of the products of the mental life in the human race at large; same as folk psychology .
- n. The psychology and psychogenesis of the human mind.
- n. Race psychology; the differential psychology of species and races, whether human or sub-human.
- n. The science of the individual mind as conditioned, in its functions and development, by other minds; the psychology of the social factor in its influence upon the individual mind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the science of mental life
The word "psychology" comes from the Greek word psyche meaning "breath, spirit, soul", and the Greek word logia meaning the study of something.
His Ph.D. in psychology is in research methodology.
Karen Daniels has her M.A. in psychology, is an author, mom, creativity lecturer, and online content specialist who writes Zen Copy, a blog which promotes creative growth and achieving success through effective online writing.
He had a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Albany.
Mark Stonger received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Kansas.
He said that the current trend in psychology is not to focus on trauma or the unearthing of psychic ghosts, but to explore peak experiences and how human beings can live optimal lives.
This change in psychology is largely due to science, and is one of the chief ways in which the advance of science has weakened the hold of the old religious forms of expression.
As we have already observed, recent writers commonly confine the term psychology to the science of the phenomena of the mind.
This is what I call the psychology of the "_gros lot_" (the capital prize in a lottery, etc.).
With this passion for the arrangement and distribution of his neighbors, it was not long before he had placed most of the people on board in what he called the psychology of the ship.
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