Crossword clues for psychologist
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Psychologist \Psy*chol"o*gist\, n. [Cf. F. psychologiste.] One who is versed in, devoted to, psychology.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1727; see psychology + -ist.
n. An expert in the field of psychology.
n. a scientist trained in psychology
A psychologist is a professional who evaluates and studies behavior and mental processes (see also psychology). Typically, psychologists must have completed a university degree in psychology, which is a master's degree in some countries and a doctorate in others. This definition of psychologist is non-exclusive; in most jurisdictions, members of other professions (such as counselors and psychiatrists) can also evaluate, diagnose, treat, and study mental processes. Some psychologists, such as clinical and counseling psychologists, provide mental health care, and some psychologists, such as social or organizational psychologists conduct research and provide consultation services.
- Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists who work with patients in a variety of therapeutic contexts (contrast with psychiatrists, who are physician specialists).
- Industrial, organizational and community psychologists who apply psychological research, theories and techniques to "real-world" problems, questions and issues in business, industry, social benefit organizations, and government.
- Academics conducting psychological research or teaching psychology in a college or university;
There are many different types of psychologists, as is reflected by the 56 different divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA). Psychologists are generally described as being either "applied" or "research-orientated". The common terms used to describe this central division in psychology are "scientists" or "scholars" (those who conduct research) and "practitioners" or "professionals" (those who apply psychological knowledge). The training models endorsed by the APA require that applied psychologists be trained as both researchers and practitioners, and that they possess advanced degrees.
Most typically, people encounter psychologists and think of the discipline as involving the work of clinical psychologists or counseling psychologists. While counseling and psychotherapy are common activities for psychologists, these applied fields are just one branch in the larger domain of psychology.
Usage examples of "psychologist".
I soaked it up like a sponge, listening eagerly to the advice of adoptive parents, their grown children, clinical psychologists, advocates, social workers, and adoption resource professionals.
For months, Dornan had been having god knows what nightmares about Tammy maybe sitting in seven separate garbage bags in a ditch alongside some dirt road in Alabama, or getting married to a red-haired, pompous psychologist, or wandering New York in an amnesiac daze.
It will mean discarding many shibboleths, the naive molecular reductionism of the biochemists, the and behaviourism of the psychologists, but we can see the goal clearly.
Skinner, at Harvard, to carry the torch of behaviourism, which he continued to do throughout his long career as experimental psychologist, educational adviser, philosopher and novelist until his death in 1990.
The title not only confirmed the centrality of the hippocampus to studies of animal learning, but was also symbolic of the conceptual shift amongst psychologists away from the crudities of behaviourism and simple associationism towards an understanding of animals, like humans, as cognitive organisms.
Discovering just how much creatures with nervous systems of this degree of complexity can remember, and whether they can meet the rigorous criteria laid down by association psychologists as to behaviour to be counted as learning, classical or operant conditioning, becomes a matter of the ingenuity of the experimenter in designing appropriate, biologically relevant tasks.
Let us ask the astronomers who originate cosmogonical hypotheses, and invent a primitive nebula, the natural philosophers who dream that by the deterioration of energy and the dissipation of movement the material world will obtain final rest in the inertia of a homogeneous equilibrium, let us ask the biologists and psychologists who are enemies of fixed species and inquisitive about ancestral history.
These boys are predestined to crime, and no psychologist or educationist is going to persuade me otherwise.
When novelists and educationists and psychologists of all sorts talk about the cave-man, they never conceive him in connection with anything that is really in the cave.
A chain-smoker, prematurely gray, he was in his early forties, a graduate of the University of Chicago with advanced work in Vienna and Rome and solid experience as an Air Force psychologist at Colorado Springs.
This observation is drawn from the work of Cleveland Kent Evans, a psychologist and onomastician at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Other Palatians had their outside skills and knowledge that they could offer the community - so if I, as a psychologist, could be helpful to the community in any way, then I welcomed that opportunity.
Ipsaro, a clinical psychologist specializing in the psychology of men.
This alternative tradition, together with the ideas of genetic epistemology developed over the same period by the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, became a serious competitor to associationism, especially in western Europe.
English psychologists call an automatist, which is to say, a person who appears at times to lend her organism to beings imperceptible to our senses, in order to enable them to manifest themselves to us.