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psychology

 [si-kol´o-je]
the science dealing with the mind and mental processes, especially in relation to human and animal behavior. adj., adj psycholog´ic, psycholog´ical.
analytic psychology (analytical psychology) the system of psychology founded by Carl Gustav Jung, based on the concepts of the collective unconscious and the complex.
clinical psychology the use of psychologic knowledge and techniques in the treatment of persons with emotional difficulties.
community psychology the application of psychological principles to the study and support of the mental health of individuals in their social sphere.
criminal psychology the study of the mentality, the motivation, and the social behavior of criminals.
depth psychology the study of unconscious mental processes.
developmental psychology the study of changes in behavior that occur with age.
dynamic psychology psychology stressing the causes and motivations for behavior.
environmental psychology study of the effects of the physical and social environment on behavior.
experimental psychology the study of the mind and mental operations by the use of experimental methods.
forensic psychology psychology dealing with the legal aspects of behavior and mental disorders.
gestalt psychology gestaltism; the theory that the objects of mind, as immediately presented to direct experience, come as complete unanalyzable wholes or forms that cannot be split into parts.
individual psychology the psychiatric theory of Alfred adler, stressing compensation and overcompensation for feelings of inferiority and the interpersonal nature of a person's problems.
physiologic psychology (physiological psychology) the branch of psychology that studies the relationship between physiologic and psychologic processes.
social psychology psychology that focuses on social interaction, on the ways in which actions of others influence the behavior of an individual.

de·vel·op·men·tal psy·chol·o·gy

the study of the psychological, physiologic, and behavioral changes in an organism that occur from birth to old age.

developmental psychology

n.
The branch of psychology concerned with the study of progressive behavioral changes in an individual from birth until maturity.

de·vel·op·men·tal psy·chol·o·gy

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
The study of the psychological, physiologic, and behavioral changes in an organism that occur from birth to old age.
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Diane Scott-Jones, a developmental psychologist, argued that family relationships are influenced by "cultural scripts" that describe those relationships, and Dot Nelkin showed us that the cultural scripts related to paternity testing work to undermine trust and restraint and obscure the complexity of family relationships.
Revilla is a United Methodist laywoman and developmental psychologist who specializes in working with ethnic families.
In 1961, developmental psychologist Robert Fantz published a summary of his research on infant form perception.
For reasons it might take a developmental psychologist to decipher, these people tend to be far more fatalistic than lowly freelancers, mid-market editors, and one-man Web site operators.
Last year, Kim Dietrich, a developmental psychologist and professor of environmental health and pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, reported a significant link between prenatal and other early exposures to lead and self-reported juvenile delinquency among 195 inner-city youth in Cincinnati.
Karen Hill-Scott, a Los Angeles-based developmental psychologist and educator, provided a "laundry fist" of specific contributions that cities and towns can make that are rooted in regular municipal functions, such as zoning for day care facilities.
And according to Ian Rivers, a developmental psychologist at the College of Ripon and York, St.
The developmental psychologist scooped up her papers and rushed down six flights of stairs.
As a developmental psychologist, I ask whether the distinctions we draw between people of different ages under the law are sensible in light of what we know about age differences in various aspects of intellectual, emotional, or social functioning.
Robert Enright is a developmental psychologist at the University of Wisconsin who has formed the International Forgiveness Institute to explore issues of mercy and forgiveness and the emotional and physical healing that can result from forgiving those who hurt us.
Kids 25 years ago are different qualitatively than they are today,'' says developmental psychologist Jane Shatz of West Los Angeles.
Carol Gilligan, a developmental psychologist who focused her research and theories on women, offers yet another theory of ethical and moral decision making.

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