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psychology

noun
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
psy‧chol‧o‧gy W3 plural psychologies
1 [uncountable]MP the study of the mind and how it influences people's behaviour
educational/social etc psychology
experts in the field of developmental psychology
2 [uncountable] the mental processes involved in believing in something or doing a certain activity
psychology of
research into the psychology of racism
3 [uncountable and countable]MP what someone thinks or believes, and how this affects what they do:
the psychology of three-year-olds
mob psychology
You have to use psychology to get people to stop smoking.

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