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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But there are seven male to every one female tenured academic psychologist, and women heads of department are in single figures.
▪ Differences between black women psychologists are ignored, even though they may sometimes be more important than their similarities.
▪ This was Edmund Gordon, a distinguished black psychologist and educational reformer who briefly replaced Jeffries as department chairman.
▪ But as with black women psychologists, feminist psychology defines lesbian psychologists almost entirely by their difference.
▪ It brings together occupational, social, clinical and cognitive psychologists.
▪ School and clinical psychologists may offer more information about the intelligence and personality of school-age children than any other professional.
▪ Interviews conducted by school or clinical psychologists with parents and teachers may rule out the existence of an attention-deficit disorder.
▪ The team now consists of 5 social workers, 5 community mental handicap nurses and 3 clinical psychologists.
▪ Ninety percent of all applicants are interviewed by a clinical psychologist.
▪ Spring is a Westport, Conn., clinical psychologist who specializes in treating issues of infidelity.
▪ The results should be of interest to linguists, philosophers and cognitive psychologists.
▪ It brings together occupational, social, clinical and cognitive psychologists.
▪ The findings should be of interest to teachers, software designers and developmental psychologists.
▪ These two questions represent the focus of a considerable amount of research by developmental psychologists over the last 30 years.
▪ Furthermore, developmental psychologists found evidence that self-recognition correlates with empathy.
▪ Of course, we're developmental psychologists.
▪ This is a critical problem for teachers, advisory teachers, advisers and educational psychologists to resolve.
▪ Gordon was an educational psychologist who had devoted his career to the issues surrounding the teaching of disadvantaged youth.
▪ The educational psychologist would prepare notes on Balbinder.
▪ In 1936 a survey of Jarrow elementary school children was undertaken by an educational psychologist ....
▪ And will we see a booming demand for private-practice educational psychologists and the like?
▪ He told them that the educational psychologist was very good and really knew the children.
▪ After she had left, the head and educational psychologist explained the Statementing procedure in more detail.
▪ The group was made up of an educational psychologist, a psychiatric social worker, an educational welfare worker and myself.
▪ Of this argument Max Hammerton, an experimental psychologist, is a good recent example.
▪ And occupational psychologists have shown that the definition of your job by others can affect your performance.
▪ Relocation counsellors - occupational psychologists who are paid by companies to see their senior executives through periods of redundancy - recognise this.
▪ It is strange to relate that this well-known symbol has been comparatively neglected by social scientists and especially by social psychologists.
▪ Therefore, social psychologists need to study implicit themes in their own right.
▪ From a theoretical point of view, social psychologists have often been unhappy in dealing with cognitive ambivalence.
▪ Cognitive social psychologists tend to view categorization in terms of individual functioning.
▪ This point is emphasized by social psychologists who stress the rhetorical aspects of attitudes in general.
▪ Even the attendant social psychologist was urged to give talks on psychology.
▪ Cognitive social psychologists assume that it is pan of human nature to reduce uncertainty by processing the external stimulus world through schemata.
▪ Later child psychologists have noted how older children find and hang on to a favoured object such as a rag.
▪ The child psychologists have gotten very clever.
▪ The pediatrician, the child psychologist, and the local organizers all exist.
▪ It is fitting that Lydia and I are not clinicians or child psychologists but are instead teacher-educators.
▪ Teachers and school psychologists will tell you that bad language is the first symptom of conflict and it only escalates from there.
▪ In the schools, counselors may include school psychologists as well as guidance counselors.
▪ A series of meetings were held where the principal, counselor, school psychologist, and teachers met with the parents.
▪ The state law required school psychologists to report immediately suspected cases of abuse or neglect.
▪ Personality has not been shown by industrial psychologists to be a very helpful predictor of performance.
▪ Records show only 12 psychologists in 1994 and eight in 1995 were disciplined at all.
▪ a child psychologist
▪ He admitted to his psychologist that he had been too shy to talk to women.
▪ She told us she worked as an educational psychologist in Athens.
▪ After graduation psychologists work in a variety of areas.
▪ Age is particularly significant for women psychologists.
▪ Because psychologists can not explain homosexuality, they discuss it in terms of sickness or mystery.
▪ Every psychologist does exactly the same thing himself, and sees nothing wrong in it.
▪ Female and male psychologists often experience what Laws calls sponsor relationships, which play an important part in getting them established.
▪ Many woman-centred psychologists try to avoid such male-identified parameters.
▪ Peter Miller was an independent psychologist.
▪ They were advised by a psychologist to set aside a certain portion of time each evening for home-work.
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.