Definition of psychology in English:
1 [mass noun] The scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour in a given context.
- He studied Jungian and transpersonal psychology and took a special interest in allergic diseases.
- These researchers draw their inspiration from the discipline of psychology and study behaviour in a quite detailed way.
- Qualitative inquiry embeds psychology in rich contexts of history, society, and culture.
study of the mind, science of the mind, science of the personality, study of the mental processes
2 [in singular] The mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group: the psychology of child-killers
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- The election, he must remind voters, is really about something more than the personalities, and the psychologies, of the two major candidates.
- This is an extraordinarily complex topic that has its roots in history, the global economy, the failure of diplomacy and the psychologies of the people involved.
- While many movies attempt to imitate the personal psychologies of cops and criminals, Dark Blue hits closer to the mark than most.
2.1The mental factors governing a situation or activity: the psychology of interpersonal relationships
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- He wittily captures the psychology of the situation without actually showing many of the faces.
- The fact that he is red-green color blind prompted an interest in optics and the psychology of vision.
- It may help you to increase your sales by understanding the psychology of purchasing and your part in that process.
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