Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To put into the right psychological frame of mind.
  • intransitive verb To excite emotionally.
  • intransitive verb To undermine the confidence of by psychological means; intimidate.
  • intransitive verb To analyze, solve, or comprehend.
  • intransitive verb To anticipate or guess the intentions of.
  • intransitive verb Informal To analyze and treat by psychoanalysis.
  • intransitive verb To become confused or mentally deranged.
  • noun Psychology.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of psychology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Psychology or psychiatry.
  • noun A psychologist; a psychiatrist.
  • verb transitive To put (someone) into a required psychological frame of mind (also psych up).
  • verb transitive To intimidate (someone) emotionally or using psychology (also psych out).
  • verb transitive, informal To treat (someone) using psychoanalysis.
  • interjection slang Indicating that one's preceding statement was false and that one has successfully fooled one's interlocutor. Also sike.

Etymologies

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Abbreviations.

Examples

  • I call it psych, and some of that psych is bound to rub off.

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  • This quote from Mises on behavioral psych is relevant to this issue of determinism, too:

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  • PS: Just to be clear, I think most evo-psych is BS.

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  • If you have a beef with this particular hypothesis or if you feel that all of evo-psych is not science … then fine.

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  • Catch the wayback machine and turn-on to far out fuzz swirlin 'psych, primitive beat shakers & mid-Sixties garage groovers, boss surf instros, hard hittin' power-pop and the most real gone Now Sounds of today!!

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  • Apparently "evo psych" is an evolving science, and new ideas are replacing old.

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  • Instead, his latest release reaffirms his hunger, and he's named it after one of his first bands, pre-Zeppelin psych rockers Band Of Joy.

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  • Catch the wayback machine and turn-on to far out fuzz swirlin 'psych, primitive beat shakers & mid-Sixties garage groovers, boss surf instros, hard hittin' power-pop and the most real gone Now Sounds of today!!

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  • In psychology classes I used to argue w/my professors - minor in psych and had many courses - about money being a motivator.

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  • Wrong, when I was in psych programs during college I had to take tests on behavioral psych and certain aspects of it.

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