experimental psychology

experimental psychology

noun
the branch of psychology dealing with the study of emotional and mental activity, as learning, in humans and other animals by means of experimental methods.

Origin:
1875–80

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experimental psychology
 
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the scientific study of the individual behaviour of man and other animals, esp of perception, learning, memory, motor skills, and thinking

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experimental psychology n.

  1. The branch of psychology that studies conditioning, learning, perception, motivation, emotion, language, and thinking by conducting experiments under controlled conditions.

  2. Any of the branches of psychology that make extensive use of experimental methods.

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