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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

clin·i·cal psy·chol·o·gy

a branch of psychology that specializes in both discovering new knowledge and in applying the art and science of psychology to people with emotional or behavioral disorders; subspecialties include clinical child psychology and pediatric psychology.
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clinical psychology

The field of health care which assesses and treats behavioural and other mental health problems. In the UK, clinical psychologists often belong to a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and social care workers who manage patients with mental disorders.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

clinical psychology

Psychology A field that applies psychologic principles to assessing, preventing, ameliorating and rehabilitating mental distress, disability, dysfunctional behavior, and enhance psychologic well-being. See Psychology.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

clin·i·cal psy·chol·o·gy

(klin'i-kăl sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
A branch of psychology that specializes in both discovering new knowledge and in applying the art and science of psychology to patients with emotional or behavioral disorders; subspecialities include clinical child psychology and pediatric psychology.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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