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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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What gets lost is the conception of sensation as a subjective experience along with more subtle and complex notions of how social factors and psychological development impinge on the experience.
In Worldview and Mind: Religious Thought and Psychological Development Webb explicates (1) a broad range of developmental psychologies following Jean Piaget, (2) sociological accounts, primarily Peter Berger, and (3) theological reflections, predominantly in the tradition of Thomas Aquinas, namely Cardinal Newman and Bernard Lonergan, in an effort to explain, assess and advocate religion's positive role in the human community.
Relational cultural theory, developed at the Stone Center at Wellesley College, originated as a response to understanding and conceptualizing women's psychological development.
In their collaboration, Psychological Development and Early Childhood, John Oates, Clare Wood, and Andrew Grayson aim to provide an introduction to the essential components of the primary years of childhood.
Chinese authorities have issued a notice saying that the ''Death Note'' comics ''contain elements of mystery, death and revenge, and are harmful to children's psychological development,'' according to Xinhua.
Another project, Horticulture Therapy, uses gardening activities to improve students' physical, social and psychological development.
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Each intense encounter builds on a shared and cumulative history between character and reader, and Atwood's magic is such that we not only sense Nell's psychological development over the course of these stories, but we mature ourselves as a consequence of reading them.
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We need to develop a stronger infrastructure and policies to promote and support healthy psychological development," she said.

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