HyperDic: psychology

English > 1 sense of the word psychology:
NOUNcognitionpsychology, psychological sciencethe science of mental life
psychology > pronunciation
RhymesAgee ... zoology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > psychology: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe science of mental life.
Synonympsychological science
Category ofGestalt psychology, configurationism(psychology) a theory of psychology that emphasizes the importance of configurational properties
abience(psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object
abientCharacterized by avoidance or withdrawal
abnormaldeparting from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
adience(psychology) an urge to accept or approach a situation or an object
adientCharacterized by acceptance or approach
adjustedAdjusted to demands of daily living
ambiguousHaving no intrinsic or objective meaning / meaning
ambiversion(psychology) a balanced disposition intermediate between extroversion and introversion
ambiversiveIntermediate between introversive and extroversive
anima(Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious
apperceiveperceive in terms of a past experience
associationalOf or relating to associations / associations or associationism
associationism, association theory(psychology) a theory that association is the basic principle of mental activity
atomism(psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations / sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association
attentionalOf or relating to attention
behavior, behaviour(psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation
breaking point(psychology) stress / stress at which a person breaks down or a situation becomes crucial
clinicianA practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments / experiments
conditioned, learnedEstablished by conditioning or learning
constancy, perceptual constancy(psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
delusion, psychotic belief(psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
double bind(psychology) an unresolvable dilemma
exceptionaldeviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability
experimenter bias(psychology) bias introduced by an experimenter whose expectations about the outcome of the experiment / experiment can be subtly communicated to the participants in the experiment / experiment
extinguishedOf a conditioned response
extraversion, extroversion(psychology) an extroverted disposition
extroversive, extraversivedirected outward
extrovert, extravert(psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
functionalismA psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment
generalization, generalisation, stimulus generalization, stimulus generalisation(psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
habit, use(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation
idiographicrelating to or involving the study of individuals
inhibition, suppression(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires / desires
internalize, internalise, interiorize, interioriseincorporate within oneself
introjectedincorporated unconsciously into your own psyche
introjection(psychology) unconscious internalization of aspects of the world (especially aspects of persons) within the self in such a way that the internalized representation takes over the psychological functions of the external objects
introversion(psychology) an introverted disposition
introversive, introvertivedirected inward
introvert(psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social / social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
isolateseparate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
law of effect(psychology) the principle that behaviors are selected by their consequences
maladjustedpoorly adjusted to demands and stresses of daily living
molarpertaining to large units of behavior
molecularrelating to simple or elementary organization
nomotheticrelating to or involving the search for abstract universal principles
normalapproximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development
persona, image(Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
presentationalOf or relating to a presentation (especially in psychology or philosophy)
proactiveDescriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on events or stimuli or processes that occur subsequently
process, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity
project, externalize, externaliseregard as objective
psychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition(psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
rehearsal(psychology) a form of practice
reinforcing stimulus, reinforcer, reinforcement(psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens / weakens the behavior that produced it
retroactiveDescriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously
sensitization, sensitisation(psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)
set, readiness(psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
strain, mental strain, nervous strain(psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress
sublimation(psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable
tension, tenseness, stress(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
unitization, unitisation, chunking(psychology) the configuration of smaller units of information into large coordinated units
Narrowerabnormal psychology, psychopathologyThe branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
applied psychology, industrial psychologyAny of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.
cognitive psychologyAn approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes
comparative psychology, animal psychologyThe branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
developmental psychology, genetic psychology, child psychologyThe branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children
differential psychologyThe branch of psychology that studies measurable differences between individuals
experimental psychology, psychonomicsThe branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues
physiological psychology, neuropsychology, psychophysiologyThe branch of psychology that is concerned with the physiological bases of psychological processes
psychometry, psychometrics, psychometrikaAny branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
social psychologyThe branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships / relationships / relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole
Broaderscience, scientific disciplineA particular branch of scientific knowledge
Spanishpsicología, sicología
Adjectivespsychologicalof or relating to or determined by psychology
Nounspsychologista scientist trained in psychology

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