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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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Mr Johnson, senior forensic psychologist at Kibble, said:"At Kibble we are always exploring new ideas.
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Following up Kiss the Girls, Morgan Freeman reprises his role as forensic psychologist Alex Cross.
Nikki and the Lyell team are introduced to forensic psychologist Sasha Blackburn, who works closely with those released from prison on licence.
Silent Witness BBC1 9pm DRAMA A forensic psychologist who works with released prisoners is drawn into an investigation when an ex convict - one of his patients - is found murdered in his home.
Reid Meloy, a University of California-San Diego forensic psychologist, explains how administrators can assess threats and respond before another tragedy occurs.
Forensic psychologist John Marshall said the boy told him after he told Dawn she couldn't pick his pals shesaid she was no longer going to answer him.
Morgan Freeman played James Patterson's fictional forensic psychologist more memorably in Kiss The Girls.
Now at 85 years of age, the former forensic psychologist is a frequent visitor at the ROM.
com)-- In Season I, Eva, a forensic psychologist with a troubled past went undercover in order to trap the man she believed to be a serial killer.

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