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Psychology

Today’s word of the day exercise is

psychology

Notes

This is a useful word for describing mental states. You want to be careful about not confusing it with psychiatry which relates to diseases of the mind, whereas psychology (like all -ology words) relates to the study or science of the mind.

Forms of the word

psychology: an uncountable noun meaning the study of the mind

psychological:the adjective

psychologically: the adverb

psychologist: a person who is an expert in psychology.

Using the word

educational/social/individual: It is really a question of individual psychology how well people adapt to living in a foreign country.

child: Many schools now employ trained child psychologists to help them deal with the problems that their students are facing.

problem/disorder: Many common psychological problems are without question caused by the stress of modern-day life.

state/factor: One cannot ignore psychological factors such as how comfortable people feel in their work environment.

effect: Losing one’s job can have a psychological effect as well a financial impact.

Exercise

   

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One Response to Psychology

  1. Rose April 30, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    Hi Dominic, again many thanks for these materials. However, I think there is a typo in the Exercise, sentence 5., which should read: ‘as well AS a financial impact’. Best wishes, Rose.

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