psychology

Psychology refers to the study of human behavior and the human mind, or the mental attitude of a group. Your parents will find it hard to understand the psychology of the teenager.

Psychology is more than just an academic subject. The word refers to the complex mental workings and states a person, group or activity. Marketers use the psychology of consumer behavior to sell you things you don't need. Some self-help books teach you how use psychology - mental strategies and tricks - on someone in order to win arguments or get ahead.

Definitions of psychology
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n the science of mental life

Synonyms:
psychological science
Types:
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abnormal psychology, psychopathology
the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
applied psychology, industrial psychology
any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.
cognitive psychology
an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes
animal psychology, comparative psychology
the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
child psychology, developmental psychology, genetic psychology
the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children
differential psychology
the branch of psychology that studies measurable differences between individuals
experimental psychology, psychonomics
the branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues
neuropsychology, physiological psychology, psychophysiology
the branch of psychology that is concerned with the physiological bases of psychological processes
psychometrics, psychometrika, psychometry
any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
social psychology
the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole
psychophysics
the branch of psychology concerned with quantitative relations between physical stimuli and their psychological effects
behaviorism, behavioristic psychology, behaviourism, behaviouristic psychology
an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior
memory
the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes
problem solving
the area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problems
psycholinguistics
the branch of cognitive psychology that studies the psychological basis of linguistic competence and performance
psychodynamics
the branch of social psychology that deals with the processes and emotions that determine psychology and motivation
Type of:
science, scientific discipline
a particular branch of scientific knowledge

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