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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.

fo·ren·sic psy·chol·o·gy

the application of psychology to legal matters in a court of law.

fo·ren·sic psy·chol·o·gy

(fŏr-en'sik sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
The application of psychology to legal matters in a court of law.
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Halpern said in presenting his motion for the forensic psychologist.
The authors (a forensic psychologist from Australia and two police officers from the UK) describe crime types associated with honor-based violence and its impact; related theories; primary and secondary investigation, including issues with specific offense types, the role of family liaison officers, investigation supervision, and the prosecution of offenses; victim risk and community impact assessment; multiagency working; communication strategies; and incidents involving children.
Martell is an AAFS Fellow and the first forensic psychologist to become president of the Academy.
Out Thursday WHEN two teenage girls go missing along the Irish border, forensic psychologist Paula Maguire has to return to the hometown she left years before.
It's these disaffected people who are angry at the world, who plan to take out as many people as they can, and there's some element there of notoriety," said forensic psychologist James Ogloff of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Tuesday Along Came a Spider Film4 9pm Detective thriller prequel about a police forensic psychologist searching for the daughter of a senator, who has been kidnapped from her private school by a psychotic teacher.
But he was not mentally ill, according to a forensic psychologist brought in to advise expert police negotiators.
He said he knew of no other forensic psychologist who uses similar methods.
Forensic psychologist Mart and clinical psychologist and attorney Alban provide mental health practitioners with a practical guide to assessing the competence of elderly people to write their wills without pressure from others.
Hamden, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Human Relations Institute.
These are the rambling messages of a likely psychotic who has been severely depressed for a long time," forensic psychologist Naftali Berrill said of Sodini's blogs.
A few states also require special certification as a forensic psychologist (Bartol & Bartol, 2006).

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