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psychologist

[sahy-kol-uh-jist] /saɪˈkɒl ə dʒɪst/
noun
1.
a specialist in psychology.
2.
Philosophy. an adherent to or advocate of psychologism.
adjective
3.
Also, psychologistic. of or relating to psychologism.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; psycholog(y) + -ist
Can be confused
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  • It has also been discovered by experimental psychologists, who study the animals' thinking processes.
  • Forty years ago social psychologists tried to figure out what made prejudiced people tick.
  • But as clear and detailed as these memories feel, psychologists find they are surprisingly inaccurate.
  • Psychiatrists, medical doctors and psychologists have used hypnosis for more than two centuries to treat pain and illness.
  • psychologists tell us that our sense of smell conjures up some of our deepest emotional memories.
  • People are not the fragile flowers that a century of psychologists have made us out to be.
  • No wonder psychologists have done studies on how place and architecture influence human moods.
  • It is true that physiological psychologists speak of the localization of speech in the brain.
  • Perhaps this is because the problem of insomnia was for a long time the purview mainly of psychologists.
  • For more than a century, psychologists have used reaction time as a window into the brain.
Word Origin and History for psychologists

psychologist

n.

1727; see psychology + -ist.

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psychologists in Medicine

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

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