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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Person A: Psychology is being able to tangibly manipulate and torture another person's brain to understand it better.

Person B: Now that's just mental torture!
by gratersenpai July 20, 2021
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