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English definition of “psychology”


noun [U]     /saɪˈkɒlədʒi/
STUDY B2 the study of the human mind and feelings: child psychology He's studying psychology and philosophy.Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personalitySubjects and disciplines
BEHAVIOUR B2 the way someone thinks and behaves: the psychology of serial killersScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personalityLogic and reason
(Definition of psychology noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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