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

crim·i·nal psy·chol·o·gy

the study of the mind and its workings in relation to crime. See: forensic psychology.
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crim·i·nal psy·chol·o·gy

(krim'i-năl sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
The study of the mind and its workings in relation to crime.
See: forensic psychology
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The course, which starts next April and runs for 10 weeks, includes the basics of forensics, DNA analysis and criminal psychology. There are also opportunities to progress to the next step on the route to studying forensic science through the college's one year access course and degree level qualifications.
Starting next April and running for 10 weeks, it will cover the basics in forensics, DNA analysis and criminal psychology.
Law enforcement has changed enormously in 40 years, with advances in the understanding of criminal psychology, a blossoming of computer technologies, greater emphasis on community policing, and the advent of DNA profiling.
Vyleta draws on this early literature on criminal psychology to better understand the challenges for judges in assessing the reliability of statements made by witnesses, victims, and defendants.
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