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Meaning of “psychology” in the English Dictionary

"psychology" in British English

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psychologynoun [U]

uk   /saɪˈkɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /-ˈkɑː.lə-/
B2 the ​scientificstudy of the way the ​humanmindworks and how it ​influencesbehaviour, or the ​influence of a ​particular person's ​character on ​theirbehaviour : She ​studied psychology at Harvard. a ​lecturer in psychology child psychology the psychology of the ​soldier
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(Definition of psychology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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psychologynoun [U]

 us   /sɑɪˈkɑl·ə·dʒi/ (short form psych)
the ​scientificstudy of how the ​mindworks and how it ​influencesbehavior, or the ​influence of ​character on a ​particular person’s ​behavior: She took a ​course in ​abnormal psychology.
(Definition of psychology from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “psychology”
in Korean 심리학…
in Arabic عِلم نَفس…
in Malaysian psikologi…
in French psychologie…
in Russian психология, психика…
in Chinese (Traditional) 心理學…
in Italian psicologia…
in Turkish ruhbilim, psikoloji, (kişi) psikoloji…
in Polish psychologia, psychika…
in Spanish psicología…
in Vietnamese tâm lý học…
in Portuguese psicologia…
in Thai จิตวิทยา…
in German die Psychologie…
in Catalan psicologia…
in Japanese 心理学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心理学…
in Indonesian psikologi…
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