Psychology Definition

sī-kŏlə-jē
psychologies
noun
psychologies
The science dealing with the mind and with mental and emotional processes.
Webster's New World
The science of human and animal behavior.
Webster's New World
The sum of the actions, traits, attitudes, thoughts, mental states, etc. of a person or group.
The psychology of the adolescent.
Webster's New World
Techniques intended to manipulate another or others.
To use psychology on a stubborn child.
Webster's New World
The branch of metaphysics that studies the soul, the mind, and the relationship of life and mind to the functions of the body.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
psychological sciencestudy of personalityscience of mindtherapymedicinemindmentalitymindsetpsycheethos
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Other Word Forms of Psychology

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psychology
Plural:
psychologies

Origin of Psychology

  • From French psychologie, from Latin psychologia (coined by Marko Marulić from Ancient Greek ψυχή (psukhÄ“, “soul") + -logia (“study of")).

    From Wiktionary

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