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Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
psychologypsy‧chol‧o‧gy /saɪˈkɒlədʒi $ -ˈkɑː-/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun (plural psychologies)  1 [uncountable]MP the study of the mind and how it influences people’s behavioureducational/social etc psychology experts in the field of developmental psychology2 [uncountable] the mental processes involved in believing in something or doing a certain activitypsychology of research into the psychology of racism3 [countable, uncountable]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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psychologya psychology classWhat had I really learned from studying history and psychology and philosophy and literature?For a number of years, he taught religion and psychology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.clinical psychologyDevelopmental psychology is probably the liveliest speciality just now.But feminist psychology retains conventional psychology's resistance to making sexuality a topic of frequent or serious study.Unlike the versions of feminist psychology examined before, associative feminist psychologies are rarely deliberately or self-consciously adopted.a terrorist's psychologySociology was to study social systems, psychology studied personality systems, and anthropology was to concentrate on cultural systems.educational/social etc psychologySocial Psychology was built on studies of voter behavior, social power, and attitude change.In the United States, what we now recognise as social psychology has always been a rich vein of thought.Thus his social psychology assumes the traditional bourgeois family structure as a norm.A good place to begin is with the encounter of educational psychology and schooling.What sort of social science should social psychology be?Furthermore, the results will be relevant to educational psychology, socialization process, child rearing and moral development.psychology ofEckman's research has focused on the psychology of lying.the psychology of video games