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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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As a result, we assessed the reading levels of students in graduate Forensic Psychology courses.
is a clinical psychologist and professor emeritus with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and founder and director of the Institute for Forensic Psychology in Oakland, N.
The new dual-degree brings together two fully-developed programs at each institution: the Master of Arts degree in forensic psychology at John Jay and the Juris Doctor degree in law at NYLS.
This Atlanta private investigator has a Master's degree in Forensic Psychology and is currently working towards completion of a Ph.
A close friend told RadarOnline that Uchitel was accepted by two graduate schools-one to study a master's in criminal justice and the other for a master's in forensic psychology.
The book is for students and professionals in psychology, and is applicable to many areas of psychology, such forensic psychology, education and training, research, and private practice.
The book provides an in-depth analysis of murder from a forensic psychology perspective - where does the urge to kill come from, do killers, rapists, kidnappers and predators have any control over their desires?
Then I moved on to Forensic Psychology and Pathology but somehow ended up in the late night entertainment industry.
According to court records, the girl was interviewed June 30 at police headquarters by Hopedale police, along with forensic psychology investigator Tracy DeFusco from the Worcester district attorney's office, Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Riddle, and state Department of Social Services investigator Lucia Fulginiti.
The present study examined undergraduate psychology students' (N = 83) self-reported interest in and familiarity with five specialty areas in professional psychology: counseling psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, forensic psychology, and criminal profiling.
Undergraduates will be taught how to use criminology, forensic psychology, chemistry, pharmacology and computing to help solve crimes.
Leslie Carrick-Smith, a specialist in forensic psychology, said the attacks would have had a major psychological impact on those involved and the public as a whole.

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