Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “psychology”

See all translations

psychology

noun [U] uk   /saɪˈkɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /-ˈkɑː.lə-/
B2 the scientific study of the way the human mind works and how it influences behaviour, or the influence of a particular person's character on their behaviour: She studied psychology at Harvard. a lecturer in psychology child psychology the psychology of the soldier
Compare
More examples
Translations of “psychology”
in Korean 심리학…
in Arabic عِلم نَفس…
in French psychologie…
in Turkish ruhbilim, psikoloji, (kişi) psikoloji…
in Italian psicologia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 心理學…
in Russian психология, психика…
in Polish psychologia, psychika…
in Spanish psicología…
in Portuguese psicologia…
in German die Psychologie…
in Catalan psicologia…
in Japanese 心理学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心理学…
(Definition of psychology from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of psychology?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “psychology” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More