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[sahy-kol-uh-jist] /saɪˈkɒl ə dʒɪst/
a specialist in psychology.
Philosophy. an adherent to or advocate of psychologism.
Also, psychologistic. of or relating to psychologism.
Origin of psychologist
1720-30; psycholog(y) + -ist
Can be confused Unabridged
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Examples from the web for psychologist
  • PhD, a school psychologist who also had a private practice.
  • It took school psychologist to find out why she was saying that, and it was all because of the dogs fighting.
  • There you go breaking your rule about being an arm-chair psychologist.
  • Each panel consists of three members-usually a lawyer or a judge, a doctor, and a psychologist or a social worker.
  • All in all, it seems that he was expected to bring the gifts of a psychologist to the task of a prophet.
  • So she asked their grandson, a psychologist, to bring the octogenarian to me for an evaluation.
  • We took him to see a psychologist last year, and the psychologist did all these tests and said he had.
  • He is neither a biologist nor a psychologist and his book takes him into some fairly technical literature.
Word Origin and History for psychologist

1727; see psychology + -ist.

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psychologist in Medicine

psychologist psy·chol·o·gist (sī-kŏl'ə-jĭst)
A person trained and educated to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy.

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