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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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The majority of the book is comprised of standard chapters focused on the types of attitudinal and behavioral issues common to textbooks in the field of social psychology, in particular, the self, social perception, attitudes, aggression, prosocial behavior, and interpersonal relations.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 8, 319-323
Political psychology rarely meets cognitive science, but it is in permanent contact with social psychology.
However one interprets the Stanford Prison Experiment, it falls squarely in the mainstream of social psychology.
Textbooks and curriculums tend to emphasize a Western point of view,'' said Walker, who teaches European and world history and social psychology.
Diakonoff is a distinguished Russian historian-orientalist who devoted almost all his life to the study of the socio-economic history of the ancient world, but recently he has turned from economic history to social psychology.
Most contemporary volumes on social psychology emphasize applied research, while neglecting to address the important theories that shape the discipline.
Understanding social psychology across cultures; engaging with others in a changing world.
The Claremont symposium on applied social psychology
Correlates of psychological hardiness in Canadian adolescents, Journal of Social Psychology, 127, 339-344.
Wiley currently publishes a wide range of books and journals in a variety of psychology categories, including addictions, developmental psychology, social psychology and educational and school psychology.

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