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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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Christians may find they can share community psychology researchers' concerns that the dignity of people and communities not be trampled upon nor that people and communities be used in the process or as a result of the outcomes of research.
social movements in the 1960s, community psychology emerged as a field in reaction to clinical psychology and nurtured by governmental support for community mental health programs (Dalton, Elias, & Wandersman, 2006; Nelson & Prilleltensky, 2005; Rappaport, 1977).
By 1988 Armonia began to provide community psychology services as a nonprofit organization in the slums of Mexico City.
Tornado recovery: The development of a professional-paraprofessional response to a disaster, journal of Community Psychology, 2, 311-320.
The "fairly new" discipline, community psychology, has a "unique approach to societal problems and social change" that focuses on people, Ibrahim said.
These ranged from behavioural science, community psychology, democracy, ethics, human ecology, public administration, social anthropology, town planning and, my favourite, theoretical politics.
Summary: The American University in Cairo (AUC) announced today the launch of its new International Counseling and Community Psychology (ICCP) graduate program, which is the first of its kind in the region.
He cited a study published last year in the American Journal of Community Psychology.
The first is Looking After Wellbeing at Work which has been developed by a community psychology team, led by the community Northumberland psychologist Dr Jan Bostock and assistant psychologist Jenna Robson.
Segree received a bachelor's degree in political science and education from California University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in community psychology and organizational development from Pennsylvania State University.
Birnberg has researched the behavioral aspects of management control systems and has published his results in accounting journals and non-accounting journals, such as Policy Sciences, American Journal of Community Psychology and Human Resources.
Both of the authors are in their final year of training for doctorates in clinical and community psychology, and were on placement with the Nurture Team between 2005 and 2006.

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