Meaning of “psychology” in the English Dictionary

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"psychology" in British English

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psychologynoun [ U ]

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

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
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  • She studied behavioural psychology at college.
  • cognitive psychology

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

"psychology" in American English

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psychologynoun [ U ]

us /sɑɪˈkɑl·ə·dʒi/ short form psych

the scientific study of how the mind works and how it influences behavior, 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)