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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.

ex·per·i·men·tal psy·chol·o·gy

1. a subdiscipline within the science of psychology that is concerned with the study of conditioning, learning, perception, motivation, emotion, language, and thinking;
2. also used in relation to subject-matter areas in which experimental, in contrast to correlational or socioexperiential, methods are emphasized.

experimental psychology

the study of mental processes and phenomena by observation in a controlled environment using various tests, manipulations, and experiments. Compare analytic psychology.

ex·per·i·men·tal psy·chol·o·gy

(eks-per'i-men'tăl sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
1. A subdiscipline within the science of psychology that is concerned with the study of conditioning, learning, perception, motivation, emotion, language, and thinking.
2. Also used in relation to subject-matter areas in which experimental, in contrast to correlational or socioexperiential, methods are emphasized.
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The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A: Human Experimental Psychology, 36, 29-50.
Some of the participants at the congress, listed in its proceedings (International Congress of Experimental Psychology, 1892), included Alexander Bain, Alfred Binet, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Cesare Lombroso, Charles Richet, and Edward B.
Bartlett's work in experimental psychology that approaches memory not as a passive experience, but as an active reconstruction of the past.
Director of the Royal Institution since 1998, Prof Greenfield trained in experimental psychology at Oxford University before spending four years as MRC training fellow in the university's Laboratory of Physiology and was made fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford in 1985.
in experimental psychology from Cambridge in 1970 and his Ph.
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Experimental Psychology, 51A, 615-636.
In 1913 the American edition of Hugo Munsterberg's work in Germany, Psychological and Industrial Efficiency, was published in which experimental psychology was applied to vocational choice.
In 1975 he received a BA in experimental psychology, and an AAS in aviation technology from Southern Illinois University.
Because psychology had proved so useful, after the war it acquired an extensive share of the federal funds made available to organizations like the Veterans' Administration (that money was crucial to the post-war development of America's first properly constituted programs of clinical psychology) or the Office of Naval Research (which supported a great deal of research in experimental psychology in the post-war years).
Research at the laboratory is conducted by a multidisciplinary team of specialists with educational backgrounds and experience in experimental psychology, human factors, computer programming, traffic engineering, and traffic modeling.
They are especially good for the elderly and isolated, says Professor Michael Argyle of Oxford University's Department of Experimental Psychology.
He went on in later years to establish the first laboratory devoted to experimental psychology and the first journal devoted to publishing findings on the subject.

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