Meaning of “psychologist” in the English Dictionary

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"psychologist" in British English

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psychologistnoun [ C ]

uk /saɪˈkɒl.ə.dʒɪst/ us /saɪˈkɑː.lə.dʒɪst/

B2 someone who studies the human mind and human emotions and behaviour, and how different situations have an effect on people:

a child psychologist
an educational psychologist
She spent 15 years as a clinical psychologist.

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  • Research psychologists normalize the results of their studies by comparing their subjects' behaviour with that of the general public.
  • Despite what many people think, aversion therapy is no longer used by professional psychologists in this country.
  • The psychologist's attitude seemed far too casual, even brutal.

(Definition of “psychologist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"psychologist" in American English

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psychologistnoun [ C ]

us /sɑɪˈkɑl·ə·dʒɪst/

someone who studies the mind and emotions and their relationship to behavior

(Definition of “psychologist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)