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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.

social psychology

n.
The branch of psychology that deals with the behavior of groups and the influence of social factors on the individual.

social psychologist n.

social psychology

the study of the effects of group membership on the behavior, attitudes, and beliefs of the individual.

social psychology

The branch of psychology concerned with the study of groups and their influence on the individual's actions and mental processes.
See also: psychology
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IU social psychologist Katie Van Loo said that if women are made to feel powerful, then they maybe protected from the consequences of stereotype threat.
Although social psychologists do not explicitly talk about rules or rule-governed behavior, much of their experimental work analyzes behavior that is, in fact, governed by rules that normally remain largely unarticulated.
Social psychologists recognize the significance of subcultural variations and unique learning histories, and therefore are concerned with differences among individuals and the implications of such differences for behavior.
updates and streamlines the classic 1994 text by the late social psychologists Miles and Huberman.
Data collected through the site will be used by Howell and other social psychologists.
Many social psychologists continue to search for what they regard as inherent flaws in people's behaviors and attitudes.
offer undergraduate students a textbook on social psychology that describes the social nature of human life and the methods social psychologists use to study it.
Social psychologists believe that these very fast response times that people tend to exhibit for stereotypical pairs are a reflection of an unconscious, gut-level type of prejudice.
It also heralded a growing acceptance of deceptive practices by social psychologists.
Fellow social psychologists honor Brewer for her contributions to the discipline over nearly half a century.
When mothers held these views, their sons and daughters with mental illness were more likely to come to see themselves in similar terms-what social psychologists call 'the reflected appraisals process.
More social psychologists are acknowledging that cognition can be a group, as well as an individual, activity.

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