Meaning of psychology
Pronunciation: (sī-kol'u-jē), [key]
— pl. -gies.
- the science of the mind or of mental states and processes.
- the science of human and animal behavior.
- the sum or characteristics of the mental states and processes of a person or class of persons, or of the mental states and processes involved in a field of activity: the psychology of a soldier; the psychology of politics.
- mental ploys or strategy: He used psychology on his parents to get a larger allowance.
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