The discipline that everyone swears they know about simply because they took an intro class which barely covers the other areas of the discipline or watch Dr. Phil.
Student: I took an intro class and I will psychoanalyze you despite my professor telling me it's bullshit.
2nd student: I know all about psychology since I watch dr. Phil religiously.
by Psycho-doom May 10, 2014
The practice of taking things we already know about people, and weighing it down with jargon until the only other people who understand it are psychologists.
"Psychology dictates that all juvenile humans grow to imitate the assertive role models around them, sparking a developmental response" (Kids grow up to be like their folks)
by benbalooky October 6, 2010
It's an interesting class to take for a semester, but anyone that majors in it is really just trying to figure themselves out. All the people with psych degrees are usually the most messed up, they think the more they learn the more they might figure out their own problems. Then they graduate, and tell other people whats wrong with's healthy, I swear
Jack: How is your semester going?
Jill: It's so stressful, I have started throwing up all my food again, and I hate my family, and I hear voices, and I think I might have the ugliest nose on the continental United States.
Jack: What's your major?
Jill: Psychology! I'm going to help people someday!
by Updawg November 8, 2006
is generally defined as the science of behavior and mental processes and the application of the resulting findings to the solution of problems.

The word thus simultaneously refers to a science (involving the study of the behavior of humans and animals) and to various interventions (treatments and therapies) in the mental processes and behavioral patterns of people. It is a branch of science that studies the cognitive, perceptual, and behavioural characteristics of human beings. The "how and why" of our behavior.
"To cause an organism to respond in a specific manner to a conditioned stimulus in the absence of an unconditioned stimulus."
by hoffman June 18, 2005
A degree you can get on Wikipedia, but many choose to pay $20,000 a year to earn a worthless degree from Mediocre State University.
-Two guys watching TV-
Friend 1: Doesn't that guy have Stockholm Syndrome?

College Grad Friend: Yes, Stockholm Syndrome is where the vi-

Friend 1: -the victim is, for some reason, attracted to the attacker.

College Grad Friend: Who told you that?

Friend 1: I read it on Wikipedia, for free, with the $3000 laptop I got from investing my folks' college money instead of wasting it on a psychology degree.

College Grad: -_-, u suck
by WCsverige29 August 1, 2009
A social science best described as the study of how environmental stimuli influence an animal's behavior. Fundamental concepts such as Pavlovian Conditioning and Instrumental Conditioning are the basic Principles behind learned behavior and can be used as one method of explaining any kind of behavior.

Psychology is one of the easiest ways for a slacker (like me) to obtain a B.Sc. without concern for natural sciences like Chemistry, Calculus, Physics et c. It's legitimacy is apparently controversial, judging by the other definitions listed, but let's not forget that this is URBAN DICTIONARY.

It is true that many students major in Psychology, and they're also the ones you'll find in some Pub during midterm week because they got their studying done early. Not all Psychology majors want to be shrinks, some just want to get a degree and get the fuck out with as little effort as necessary. Isn't that what University has become these days? A B.Sc. is, after all, a B.Sc.
Guy one: Hey man, what did you think about that Psychology class?

Guy two: Good enough. Let's go get a beer and a burger and then we'll party in the dorms.

Guy three: okay, fuck those med students man, not everyone is cut out to be a doctor.

Guy one: yeah, I'm a lazy piece of shit. But whatever.
by dougdougdoug September 26, 2007