psychology - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    the study of the mind and how it affects behaviour

    an expert in psychology

    1. a.
      the way that the mind affects behaviour in a particular person or group of people

      a book on the psychology of murderers

  2. 2
    the ability to understand the way that people think, that helps you to make people do what you want

    Sometimes you have to use a bit of psychology with children.