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psychology

psy·chol·o·gy

psychology

 
 
pronunciation:
saI ka l ji
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part of speech: noun
inflections: psychologies
definition 1: the study or science of mental, emotional, and behavioral states and processes.
The field of psychology has provided insights into the processes of learning.He studied psychology and went on to become a crisis counselor.
definition 2: mental, emotional, and behavioral characteristics pertaining to a specified person, group, or activity.
She spent years studying the psychology of the adolescent.His trainer helped him understand the psychology of boxing.
definition 3: mental tactics or strategy, esp. in dealing with others.
He uses a common-sense psychology in dealing with his students.
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  • psychologist:
    a person who has studied the way people think and act and who treats mental problems.
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