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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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In that sense we want to recover the way another person who has collaborated with Harre describes him: Eduardo Crespo, Professor of Social Psychology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, regards Harre as an "explorer" in different realms.
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Following an introductory chapter which discusses social psychology and its methods, Sabates' provides a chapter entitled "What has Christianity to do with Social Psychology?
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Bibliometrics was also used in the analysis of handbooks (Tortosa & Carpintero, 1980) and Ibanez (1990) focused on social psychology.
He then turns his attention to the golden age of social psychology, the decades following World War II, when giants walked the earth and experimental methods were increasingly applied to intrapsychic phenomena, reflecting--or causing--a split in the field between its sociological and psychological practitioners.
To borrow from Charles Dickens (1963/1859), for teachers of social psychology it is the best of times, it is the worst of times, it is the spring of hope, it is the winter of despair.
Aronson, Elliot (1969), "The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance: A Current Perspective," in Advances in Exp Social Psychology, Vol.
Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 62, 26-37.
Virtually from the start, the test sparked a schism in social psychology.
The first chapter considers three research topics that typically appear in chapters on social psychology in introductory textbooks.

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