from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put into the right psychological frame of mind: The coach psyched the team before the game.
- transitive v. To excite emotionally: The children were psyched to see the circus.
- transitive v. To undermine the confidence of by psychological means; intimidate: "Depending on whose personality is stronger, one can more easily psych the other” ( Harold C. Schonberg).
- transitive v. To analyze, solve, or comprehend.
- transitive v. To anticipate or guess the intentions of: "Most others could never approach [his] ability ... to psyche out the opposition's thinking so consistently” ( Steven Brill).
- transitive v. Informal To analyze and treat by psychoanalysis.
- intransitive v. To become confused or mentally deranged.
- n. Psychology.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Psychology or psychiatry.
- n. A psychologist; a psychiatrist.
- v. To put (someone) into a required psychological frame of mind (also psych up).
- v. To intimidate (someone) emotionally or using psychology (also psych out).
- v. To treat (someone) using psychoanalysis.
- interj. Indicating that one's preceding statement was false and that one has successfully fooled one's interlocutor. Also sike.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of psychology.
I call it psych, and some of that psych is bound to rub off.
This quote from Mises on behavioral psych is relevant to this issue of determinism, too:
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.
PS: Just to be clear, I think most evo-psych is BS.
If you have a beef with this particular hypothesis or if you feel that all of evo-psych is not science … then fine.
Apparently "evo psych" is an evolving science, and new ideas are replacing old.
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!!
In psychology classes I used to argue w/my professors - minor in psych and had many courses - about money being a motivator.
Wrong, when I was in psych programs during college I had to take tests on behavioral psych and certain aspects of it.
There wasn't much left to do but take you to the emergency room and stand there while they called psych services.