Definition of Psychology

1. Noun. The science of mental life.

Exact synonyms: Psychological Science
Examples of category: Habit, Use, Rehearsal, Inhibition, Suppression, Behavior, Behaviour, Extraversion, Extroversion, Introversion, Ambiversion, Image, Persona, Readiness, Set, Anima, Double Bind, Cognitive Operation, Cognitive Process, Mental Process, Operation, Process, Constancy, Perceptual Constancy, Chunking, Unitisation, Unitization, Introjection, Generalisation, Generalization, Stimulus Generalisation, Stimulus Generalization, Reinforcement, Reinforcer, Reinforcing Stimulus, Law Of Effect, Association Theory, Associationism, Atomism, Functionalism, Configurationism, Gestalt Psychology, Experimenter Bias, Sublimation, Abience, Adience, Clinician, Extravert, Extrovert, Introvert, Sensitisation, Sensitization, Mental Condition, Mental State, Psychological Condition, Psychological State, Mental Strain, Nervous Strain, Strain, Stress, Tenseness, Tension, Breaking Point, Delusion, Psychotic Belief, Isolate, Externalise, Externalize, Project, Interiorise, Interiorize, Internalise, Internalize, Apperceive, Adjusted, Maladjusted, Extinguished, Introjected, Introversive, Introvertive, Extraversive, Extroversive, Ambiversive, Molar, Molecular, Normal, Abnormal, Exceptional, Conditioned, Learned, Ambiguous, Proactive, Retroactive, Idiographic, Nomothetic, Abient, Adient, Associational, Attentional, Presentational
Generic synonyms: Science, Scientific Discipline
Specialized synonyms: Abnormal Psychology, Psychopathology, Applied Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Animal Psychology, Comparative Psychology, Child Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Genetic Psychology, Differential Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Psychonomics, Neuropsychology, Physiological Psychology, Psychophysiology, Psychometrics, Psychometrika, Psychometry, Social Psychology
Derivative terms: Psychological, Psychologist



Definition of Psychology

1. n. The science of the human soul; specifically, the systematic or scientific knowledge of the powers and functions of the human soul, so far as they are known by consciousness; a treatise on the human soul.

Definition of Psychology

1. Noun. The study of the human mind. ¹

2. Noun. The study of human behavior. ¹

3. Noun. The study of animal behavior. ¹

4. Noun. The mental, emotional, and behavioral characteristics pertaining to a specified person, group, or activity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Psychology

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Literary usage of Psychology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"SCIENCE. science must take into account the facts and theories of psychology. The increase of knowledge which has caused the creation of the separate ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1879)
"The aim of psychology is to render our knowledge of human nature more exact and more ... For one well established branch of psychology studies animals, ..."

3. Psychological Principles by James Ward (1919)
"CHAPTER I THE DEFINITION OF psychology Aristotle's psychology of the living ... I. Everybody can tell in a general way what psychology is about: in fact ..."

4. Études sur la Queste del saint graal attribuée à Gautier Map by Albert Pauphilet, Colonel Bell Burr, Ernst Ziegler, Douglas Symmers (1921)
"psychology : the Science of Mind. The word psychology is derived from two Greek words: Psyche, Soul, Mind; and Logos, Discourse. ..."

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