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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.
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de·vel·op·men·tal psy·chol·o·gy

the study of the psychological, physiologic, and behavioral changes in an organism that occur from birth to old age.
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developmental psychology

n.
The branch of psychology concerned with the study of progressive behavioral changes in an individual from birth until maturity.
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de·vel·op·men·tal psy·chol·o·gy

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
The study of the psychological, physiologic, and behavioral changes in an organism that occur from birth to old age.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The author is a therapist, and a developmental psychologist specializing in male sexual development and relationships.
"For the kids, it's not a matter of what's on the bathroom door."- Robbie Sharp, developmental psychologist and gender therapist
As well as Professor Paul Howard-Jones, an educational neuroscientist at Bristol University, consultant clinical psychologist Dr Elizabeth Kilbey and developmental psychologist Dr Sam Wass are on hand to monitor the children, and set them activities designed see how they communicate with each other.
In "The End of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness--Not Money--Would Transform Our Schools", author, educator, and developmental psychologist Susan Engel argues that this economic framework has had a profound impact not only on the way we think about education but also on what happens inside school buildings.
Developmental psychologist Maria Paz Consolacion Manaligod, Ph.D.
Clay, a developmental psychologist, teacher, school psychologist, and researcher from New Zealand, offers classroom teachers, student-teachers, administrators, and researchers a guide containing assessment tasks designed for the systematic observation of young children as they learn to read and write, viewing them as more useful than standardized tests and informal observations.
and a Developmental Psychologist who has worked clinically with infants, children, adolescents and adults.
A great privilege early in my career was editing the original words of the Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher, Jean Piaget, for one of his few articles directed to teachers.
The author of this book, Jessica Hofman Davis, is a cognitive developmental psychologist, and founder of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Dorn, a developmental psychologist and pediatric nurse practitioner at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
His disciplinary orientation as a developmental psychologist and therapist is evident throughout the book.
Maria Kalpidou, a child developmental psychologist who is an associate professor of psychology at Assumption College, said different ages call for different approaches.

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