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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.

com·mu·ni·ty psy·chol·o·gy

the application of psychology to community programs, for example, in the schools, correctional and welfare systems, and community mental health centers.

com·mu·ni·ty psy·chol·o·gy

(kŏ-myū'ni-tē sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
The application of psychology to community programs, e.g., in the schools, correctional and welfare systems, and community mental health care centers.
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The student journals also consistently reflected the gradual waning of enthusiasm and an increase in feelings of powerlessness and despondency on the part of therapists (L, Community Psychology journal, 20131):
Work/Organizational together with Social and Community Psychology are responsible for 14.
Community psychology is like clinical psychology and community mental health in its action orientation.
Students were enrolled in the abovementioned community psychology course, which lasts 14 weeks (convening once a week) and comprises theoretical and practical work.
The "fairly new" discipline, community psychology, has a "unique approach to societal problems and social change" that focuses on people, Ibrahim said.
2006) 'Empowerment in terms of theoretical perspectives: Exploring a typology of the process and components across disciplines' in Journal of Community Psychology, 34: 5, 523-40.
The agency brings together a number of important childrelated services from the HSE ranging from child protection and welfare services, pre-school inspections, domestic and sexual violence services, and child-related community psychology.
Dana Dennard's "Reflections on Pedagogical Approaches to Utilizing Amos Wilson's The Falsification of African Consciousness in Community Psychology Classes" discusses the relevance of "The Falsification of African Consciousness" and explains how the text is used to facilitate a better comprehension of the principles of community psychology among students.
A graduate of Argosy University-Chicago with a degree in Community Psychology, Hall was a teaching assistant at The Adler School in Group Therapy and Psychopathology.
Ranking institutional settings based on publications in community psychology journals.

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