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noun (psychologies, -)
  1. (uncountable) The study of the human mind.
  2. (uncountable) The study of the human behavior.
  3. (uncountable) The study of animal behavior.
  4. (countable) The mental characteristics of a particular individual.
1970: Mary M. Luke, A Crown for Elizabeth, page 8:
  • "For generations, historians have conjectured everything from a warped to a deformed body as accounting for Elizabeth's preferred spinsterhood..."
1969: Victor Alba, The Latin Americans, page 42:
  • "In the United States, the of a laborer, a farmer, a businessman does not differ in any important respect."
  • Etymology: (term, psychologie, lang=fr) < (term, psychologia, lang=la) < Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, , lang=grc, tr=suchÄ, , soul) and (term, sc=polytonic, -, tr=-logia, , study of, lang=grc)


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